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Pedestrian killed after being struck by train in Barrington

Stock photo of a Metra train

A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train Tuesday morning in Barrington, causing heavy delays, authorities said.

The Barrington-Countryside Fire Protection District and Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train near Route 14 and Hart Road in Barrington.

Emergency crews confirmed a person, who has not yet been identified, was struck and killed by a Metra train. Police have not released any additional details.

A Metra spokesman confirmed inbound Union Pacific Northwest train #606 struck the pedestrian. Heavy delays were reported and service was limited. As of 9:45 a.m., Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line were running with delays in excess of 100 minutes.

The incident is under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Sam Borcia

Sam Borcia

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