Man Hit, Killed By Metra Train

Sunday, Nov 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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Man Hit, Killed By Metra Train

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A man was hit and killed by an outbound Metra train Sunday morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.

Outbound Union Pacific North Line train No. 321 struck a pedestrian near the Rogers Park station around 10:50 a.m., according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said a man was dead on the scene at 7000 N. Ravenswood Ave. The man’s identity was not known immediately, and no one else was injured, according to Langford.

The tracks are up on an embankment in that area, where pedestrians are not supposed to be, according to Reile.

The train left downtown at 10:35 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive at the Rogers Park station at 10:52 a.m., Reile said.

It remained stopped as of 11:30 a.m. and an estimated time it will be back on the move was not known immediately, Reile said. The train had been scheduled to arrive in Waukegan at 11:50 a.m.

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