Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra train near Elgin

WLS logo
Thursday, June 9, 2016

ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) -- 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.