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Woman hit, killed by Yellow Line train near Evanston: police

She was hit about 7 p.m. in the 2400 block of Howard Street, police said.

Yellow Line trains in Skokie were suspended after a person was hit by a train.
CTA Yellow Line service was suspended Jan. 1, 2020, after a woman was fatally struck by a train on the tracks near the Oakton station.
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A woman was fatally struck by a train Wednesday near the border of Evanston and Skokie.

Authorities responded about 7:20 p.m. to the 2400 block of Howard Street in the rear at the Yellow Line CTA tracks, according to Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew.

There, emergency crews found a woman on elevated tracks who had been hit by a train, Glew said. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office said she was 28 years old. Her autopsy results were pending.

Skokie police and fire officials assisted in the investigation and determined the incident happened in Evanston, Glew said.

Trains were halted just before 7 p.m. near the Oakton station as result of the incident, the CTA said in an alert. Service resumed with delays around 8:40 p.m.

Evanston police were investigating.