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Woman struck and killed by Metra train in Cary

Authorities investigate after a woman was fatally struck by a Metra train in Cary Tuesday morning | Photo by Alex Vucha.

A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train near the Cary Metra Station Tuesday morning, police said.

The Cary Fire Department and Cary Police Department responded around 7:08 a.m. Tuesday to the train station at 100 West Main Street.

Emergency crews found the woman near the railroad crossing at Main Street and Route 14. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and has scheduled an autopsy. They are also working to identify the woman and notify her family, police said.

The Cary Police Department, Metra Police Department and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office are investigating.

Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line trains were operating with delays following the incident.

“Inbound and outbound trains may be operating with extensive delays due to a pedestrian incident involving train #603. Trains may incur more delay time near the incident site. Some trains may be departing late, expressing, operating out of sequence or annulled,” Metra officials said in an alert.

“For your safety, stand behind the yellow line as trains approach your station and listen to platform announcements for operational changes and delay times,” the alert added.


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