Metra UP-NW train strikes, kills woman near Mt. Prospect

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MT. PROSPECT, Ill. — An express train 651 Union Pacific NW struck and killed pedestrian around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

This train was not scheduled to stop in Mt. Prospect, according to Metra. The train’s final destination was Crystal Lake.

Inbound and outbound trains were stopped and riders experienced delays Tuesday night.

The victim was described by police as a 54-year-old woman from Mt. Prospect. Witnesses said the victim was seen walking toward the train after the warning devices had sounded.

The incident is under investigation.