80-year-old woman fatally struck by Amtrak train in Deerfield

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A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in Deerfield. | Network Video Productions

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A pedestrian was struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in Deerfield. | Network Video Productions

An elderly woman was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon in north suburban Deerfield.

Inbound Train 336 struck a pedestrian north of the Deerfield station about 2 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

The pedestrian, an 80-year-old Libertyville woman, tried to cross the tracks and beat the train, according to Deerfield police. Surveillance video from both the train and the station captured the incident.

The woman’s name was not being released Thursday morning pending notification of relatives, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. She was dead at the scene.

None of the 69 passengers on board the train, nor any crew members, were injured.

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