CHICAGO (CBS) — Metra Union Pacific-North Line trains are operating with extensive delays, after a 62-year-old woman was struck by a train Thursday afternoon and later died.
Evanston Fire Department officials said crews responded to a person down at the Central Street station shortly after 1 p.m. A 62-year-old woman from Wilmette was on the tracks, and appeared to have been injured by a train.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Order Barring Comments Urging CPD Officers To Defy Reporting Rules
The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead.
Metra confirmed a person was hit by a train, and trains in both directions were halted while they investigated.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
It was not immediately clear why the woman was on the tracks.
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