Metra Electric train fatally strikes pedestrian on South Side

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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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