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Metra Train Hits Person on North Side; Line Shut Down

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A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side this evening.

Metra train No. 339 was outbound from Chicago on the Union Pacific North line when it struck a person on the tracks shortly after 5 p.m. just south of the Rogers Park station at 7000 N. Ravenswood Ave., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.

The engineer of the train reported striking someone just south of the station, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. The train was stopped in the area of Devon and Ravenswood as paramedics and other emergency responders looked for the victim.

Unconfirmed dispatch reports said the body was found about 5:40 p.m.

All trains in both directions are stopped in the area where the accident occurred. It is not known how long they will be delayed, Miller said.

Information about the condition of the person hit was not immediately available.

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