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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup Continues
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.READ MORE: At Least 10 Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
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.MORE NEWS: Bill For Reparations For Black Evanston Residents Soon To Go Up For Vote; Some Say It's Insufficient And Could Make Things Worse
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