Metra officials said the driver of the vehicle hit the bridge at 138th Street and Illinois Avenue at a high rate of speed and was killed.
Metra says train #114 that was scheduled to arrive at Millennium station at 9:39 a.m. was stopped near Riverdale temporarily over bridge safety concerns.
Metra said initially there appeared to be a crack in the concrete and sent out a bridge inspector. The inspection was completed and trains are now running as normal.
The bridge strike was on the west side and there appears to be a crack in the concrete. A bridge inspector is in route.— Metra Electric (@metraMED) August 23, 2019