Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian in Mount Prospect

Updated 4/13/2017 10:09 PM

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train in Mount Prospect on Thursday, officials said.

Union Pacific Northwest trains were halted for more than an hour in either direction after train No. 627 struck the person at about 5 p.m. about a tenth of a mile from the Mount Prospect station, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.


The train involved, which was expected to arrive in Harvard at 6:05 p.m., remained stopped for hours after the accident. Other trains on the Union Pacific Northwest began moving through the area again at about 6:30 p.m. and experienced delays of about an hour through the rest of Thursday's commute.

The Cook County medical examiner's office said investigators remained at the scene at 9:30 p.m.

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