Pedestrian killed after being struck by Metra train in Cary

  • Police investigate the scene of a pedestrian hit by a Metra train Tuesday morning near the Cary station.

      Police investigate the scene of a pedestrian hit by a Metra train Tuesday morning near the Cary station. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Main Street in downtown Cary was closed this morning after a Metra train struck a person near the station.

      Main Street in downtown Cary was closed this morning after a Metra train struck a person near the station. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped near Cary after a train hit a person.

      Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped near Cary after a train hit a person. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Metra riders are stranded at the Cary station Tuesday morning. The Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped after a train hit a person.

      Metra riders are stranded at the Cary station Tuesday morning. The Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped after a train hit a person. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped near Cary after a train hit a person. Police are on the scene investigating the incident.

      Metra UP Northwest train service has been stopped near Cary after a train hit a person. Police are on the scene investigating the incident. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/3/2019 8:15 AM

A 53-year-old Cary woman was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning near the Cary train station.

Authorities said Cynthia L. Bras was crossing the tracks near the station when she was struck about 7 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Metra officials said preliminary investigations showed all lights and crossing gates were working in the area at the time.

Trains north of Barrington were halted on the UP Northwest line for several hours while Metra and Cary police officers investigated the woman's death.

Metra officials said a more detailed report on the woman's death would likely be made public today.

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