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Woman hit, killed by Metra train in Des Plaines

The 68-year-old woman was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A Union Pacific North train struck a vehicle Oct. 5, 2019 near suburban Lake Forest.
A person was hit by a Metra train, Aug. 25, 2019, in Des Plaines.
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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.