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Freight train hits SUV on Metra tracks in Northbrook

An SUV was hit by a freight train on Metra’s Milwaukee District-North Line tracks Tuesday evening in Northbrook.

Emergency crews responded about 6:45 p.m. to the crash near Lake Cook Road, according to Northbrook police and Metra officials.

No one was inside the vehicle when it was hit, police said.

It took crews about 40 minutes to clear the scene, and trains were back on the move as of 7:30 p.m. with delays of about half an hour, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.

Northbrook police are investigating.