Woman struck by train in Forest Glen committed suicide

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A 57-year-old woman fatally struck by a Metra train late Wednesday in the Northwest Side Forest Glen neighborhood committed suicide, an autopsy Thursday revealed.

Roseanna Slawson, of the 600 block of North Kolmar,was struck by an inbound Milwaukee District North train about 11:30 p.m. near the Forest Glen station, 5310 N. Forest Glen Ave., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a Metra spokeswoman.

She was pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday determined Slawson suffered multiple blunt force injuries when she was struck by the train and her death was ruled a suicide.

The inbound train was stopped for about 2 hours, according to Metra. The last outbound train departed 90 minutes late.

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