Brother and sister killed by Metra train in Chicago

Two people were struck and killed by a Metra train Thursday afternoon.

A brother and his sister in their 50's were struck near the Western Ave Station around 5 p.m. by a train heading inbound from LaGrange.

Witnesses say the say the siblings were were pushing a cart on the tracks looking for metal scraps.  The sister was her brother's caretaker. He was partially blind.

Friends and family say the sister and brother were up there often.

Trains were stopped and major delays were reported by Metra throughout the evening rush hour.

An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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