Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Metra Train in Evanston

Metra trains were halted in both directions, and experiencing “extensive” delays

A person was fatally struck by a Metra train Friday in north suburban Evanston, authorities said.

The male pedestrian was hit about 5:55 p.m. by outbound Metra UP-North train no. 337 near Lake Street, according to spokespeople for Metra and Evanston police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the Metra spokesperson said. The person’s age was not released.

Metra trains were halted in both directions and experiencing “extensive” delays, the spokesperson said. The train who hit the person had been running express from Clybourn to the Evanston-Davis station.

Police and fire crews responded to Lake Street and Sherman Avenue and could be seen in photos climbing a ladder to a train stopped on a bridge.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.

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