The victim, a woman, was struck at approximately 5:46 p.m. and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. She died just before 7:30 p.m., according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reille. The woman was struck at the 147th Street crossing by the Rock Island District train which was stopping at the Midlothian stop. It is unclear if the incident was an accident or suicide, Reille said.
Inbound trains started moving again with extensive delays shortly after 8 p.m.. Shortly before 7 p.m., Metra reported that outbound trains were cleared to move with a 55-minute delay.
Metra Alert RI - Outbounds Trains Have Been Cleared To Proceed Operating Upwards Of 55 Minutes Delayed, Train 424 Struck A Pedestrian— Metra Rock Island (@metraRID) November 7, 2017