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A woman was killed when a Metra train struck a vehicle on the Northwest Side on Wednesday afternoon. | NVP video

Extensive Metra UP delays after fatal crash with car

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A woman was killed and “extensive delays” are expected on Metra’s Union Pacific-Northwest and North lines after a train struck a vehicle on the Northwest Side on Wednesday afternoon.

UP-NW train 650, scheduled to arrive at Ogilvie Station at 4:59 p.m., struck a vehicle about 4:50 p.m. near Nagle and Northwest Highway, according to an alert on Metra’s website.

The 25-year-old woman driving the car was killed, according to Fire Media Affairs. No one else was in the car, and no one on the train was injured.

The Chicago Fire Department was on the scene until about 6:15 p.m. responding to the crash, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs.

By 7 p.m., inbound and outbound trains were running again but with extensive delays, Metra said.

The CTA Blue Line honored Metra tickets for all stops except O’Hare until 7:15 p.m.

Metra police are investigating the crash.

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