Person fatally struck by Metra train in Edison Park

The person was struck by an express train just before 6 p.m. at the Edison Park station, 6730 N. Olmsted Ave., Metra officials said.

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Railroad workers and Metra Police respond to the scene where a person was fatally struck by a Metra train, Thursday evening, in the 6700 block of N. Olmsted Ave. in the Edison Park neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Railroad workers and Metra Police respond to the scene where a person was fatally struck by a Metra train Jan. 21, 2021, in the 6700 block of North Olmsted Avenue.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A person was killed after being struck by a Metra train Thursday in Edison Park on the Northwest Side, officials said.

The person was struck by an express train just before 6 p.m. at the Edison Park station, 6730 N. Olmsted Ave., Metra officials said.

Chicago fire officials said the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

All Metra UP-NW trains were stopped near Edison Park for about three hours, officials said. Service resumed with delays about 9 p.m.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details on the death.

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Railroad workers and Metra Police respond to the scene where a person was fatally struck by a Metra train Jan. 21, 2021, in the 6700 block of North Olmsted Avenue.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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