Woman struck by train near Arlington Park committed suicide

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(PALATINE) A Palatine woman who was fatally struck by a train Wednesday morning near Arlington Park committed suicide, an autopsy found.

Train No. 622 fatally struck a pedestrian about 7:30 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. The incident happened at Northwest Highway and Rohlwing Road in Palatine, near the Arlington Park race course.

The woman has been identified as 34-year-old Barbara Scoglietti, of the 200 block of South Park Lane in Palatine, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. She was pronounced at the scene at 7:56 a.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy Thursday found Scoglietti died of multiple injuries from being struck by a train and her death was ruled a suicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Trains were temporarily halted in both directions after the crash, according to Metra.

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