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Article updated: 11/16/2013 4:40 PM

Metra train hits, kills pedestrian near Palatine

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A Metra train headed to Crystal Lake from Chicago struck and killed a pedestrian near Palatine Friday evening.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed it has the body of the pedestrian, who has yet to be identified. Metra also confirmed that the pedestrian was killed, although it did not have additional information on the identity of the victim or the circumstances of the incident.


Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said the Union Pacific/Northwest line train No. 651 left downtown Chicago at 6:01 p.m. and was at Baldwin Road, between the Palatine and Barrington stations when the incident occurred.

Trains were delayed until 10 p.m., Metra said.

Palatine police did not have additional information as the investigation was still pending.

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