A Chicago Metra train collision resulted in the death of one pedestrian around 5:00 p.m. last night. The Illinois train accident occurred about 200 feet before the Rogers Park station at 7000 N. Ravenswood on the Metra Union Pacific North Line. The North Side line is commonly used for students. According to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford, the train operator reported striking the pedestrian just south of the station. The train was stopped for around 110 minutes at the intersection of Thome and Ravenswood. The northbound train was en route to Waukegan.
The victim is reportedly a male in his twenties. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. An autopsy of the victim by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is scheduled for today.
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