A 54-year-old woman was fatally struck by an express Metra train in Mount Prospect Tuesday evening.
Doris Zell, a Mount Prospect Resident, walked around the lowered train gates in an attempt to cross the tracks before the train took off, a preliminary investigation by Mount Prospect revealed.
The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. on the Union Pacific Northwest rail line, said Meg Reile, a Metra spokesperson.
Zell was pronounced at the scene, and not other injuries were reported as a result of the accident, police said.
Trains were delayed for about two hours after the accident, Reile said.
The tracks near the station were cleared at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after a safety inspection was completed, police said.