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Coroner: Woman struck and killed by freight train in Barrington was a suicide

The incident occurred near the Metra station at 201 South Spring Street in Barrington.
The incident occurred near the Metra station at 201 South Spring Street in Barrington.

The coroner has ruled that the woman who was killed after being struck by a freight train last Thursday in Barrington was a suicide.

Metra officials and police said that a 49-year-old woman was struck by a Canadian National train at 2:38 a.m. on August 10 near the Barrington Metra Station at 201 South Spring Street.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper has ruled the death as a suicide. He’s identified the woman as¬†Svetlana Petrovska, 49, of Elk Grove Village.

The incident caused major delays along the Metra northwest line.


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