CHICAGO (CBS) — Trains on the Metra BNSF line were operating with major delays after a woman was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning in west suburban La Grange, officials said.
Inbound train No. 1208, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:38 a.m., struck a pedestrian about 6:15 a.m. between Gilbert and Brainard avenues in La Grange, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.
The pedestrian, a 62-year-old Summit woman, was killed, according to the La Grange Police Department. She was struck on private property about 300 feet east of the crossing at Gilbert Avenue.
Her death is believed to be a suicide, police said. Her belongings were found in a vehicle registered in her name on the street adjacent to where the crash happened. Her name has not yet been released.
For a time, trains were stopped in both directions. Trains were moving again—albeit slowly—as of 8:45 a.m., Metra officials said.
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