A woman was fatally struck by a Metra train Sunday in northwest suburban Des Plaines.
The Union Pacific-Northwest line train was traveling into Chicago about 10 a.m. when it struck a pedestrian in Des Plaines, according to tweets on the Metra UP-NW account.
The 68-year-old woman was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Monday ruled her death a suicide.
Both inbound and outbound trains remain were near Des Plaines for over two hours, Metra said. Trains resumed service about 12:15 p.m.
Thank you for the message. Trains are incurring extensive delays due to a pedestrian being struck by a train.— Metra UP-NW (@metraUPNW) August 25, 2019