Woman struck, killed by Metra train in Bartlett

Authorities are investigating the death of an adult woman fatally struck by a Metra train early Thursday morning in Bartlett.

The collision occurred at the grade crossing just before the station where the train was scheduled to arrive at 5:02 a.m., Metra officials said.

The woman’s next of kin had not yet been notified by early afternoon Thursday, preventing the immediate release of any identification, a spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death is scheduled for Friday.

Though the investigation is continuing, there were no lingering road traffic impacts by the early afternoon, according to Bartlett police.

Metra police are leading the investigation in conjunction with the medical examiner’s office.

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