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Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra train near Elgin

(FILE)

A Metra spokesperson says a pedestrian was struck and killed by an outbound Metra Milwaukee West Line train just west of the Elgin train station on Wednesday afternoon.

The collision involving Train #2219 happened about 3 p.m. between the Elgin and Big Timber stations, just north of the downtown area, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile.

Metra said trains will be single tracking around the incident and there should only be minimal delays.

The Kane County coroner's office confirmed a person was pronounced dead at the scene. Elgin police could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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