Man Fatally Hit By Metra UP-NW Train At Arlington Park Station

Sun-Times Media Wire
December 10, 2019 - 9:32 am

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A man was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning, stopping trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line for over an hour in suburban Arlington Heights.

A pedestrian was hit by UP-NW train #620 at about 7:20 a.m. at the Arlington Park station, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.

Paramedics responded for a man hit by a train, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Arlington Heights Fire Department. Officials were not immediately able to identify him.

Trains were halted in both directions at the station until 8:30 a.m., when trains were allowed to move past the station, Metra said in a tweet.

Trains #620 and #622 remained stopped, and passengers on those trains were not allowed to disembark, Miller said. Those two trains began moving express toward Chicago about 10 a.m., according to a Metra alert.

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

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