Metra Electric train fatally strikes pedestrian on South Side

SHARE Metra Electric train fatally strikes pedestrian on South Side
SHARE Metra Electric train fatally strikes pedestrian on South Side

Metra Electric District trains are moving again after a man was struck and killed near 95th Street Monday afternoon, according to Metra.

The pedestrian was fatally struck about 5:35 p.m. by train 705, which was scheduled to arrive in University Park at 5:55 p.m., according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.

Officials initially said he was a juvenile, but have since learned he was in his mid- to late-20s, Gillis said.

Trains were temporarily stopped, but started moving again about 6:15 p.m., Gillis said. Trains are currently 45 to 65 minutes behind schedule following the incident.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not confirm the fatality.

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