CHICAGO (CBS) — A Metra train on the Union Pacific North Line fatally struck a pedestrian early Thursday near north suburban Highwood, causing extensive delays throughout the morning commute.
Inbound train No. 300, scheduled to arrive at Ogilvie Transportation Center at 5:23 a.m., was stopped shortly before 5 a.m. after striking a pedestrian south of the Highwood station, 317 Green Bay Rd., according to an alert from Metra.READ MORE: RealTime Weather Alert: Wet And Windy Through Monday Morning, Flooding Possible
The pedestrian was killed, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. Additional information was not available.
All inbound train movement was subsequently halted south of the station, the transit agency said.READ MORE: Man, Woman Shot In Vehicle On Kedzie Avenue In East Garfield Park, Go On To Crash In Humboldt Park With Child In Car
Trains were on the move again by 7:30 a.m., but not stopping at the Highwood station and operating with “extensive” delays, Metra said. Train No. 302, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:15 a.m., accommodated passengers from train No. 300 and was running at least 140 minutes behind schedule.
The CTA was honoring Metra tickets throughout the morning commute on the Purple Line, near the Wilmette and Evanston stations from Linden to Howard; on the Red Line, near the Jarvis, Morse and Howard stations; and on the Brown Line at Damen, Metra said.
The Highwood Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for additional details on the incident.MORE NEWS: Riggs, Kenosha County Sheriff's K-9 Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect, Is Released From Veterinary Hospital To Applause
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