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Woman fatally struck by freight train in Barrington

A woman was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Lake Zurich Road near Elm Road in Barrington Thursday. | Photo: Google Street View.

A woman was fatally struck by a freight train in Barrington Thursday afternoon causing heavy traffic in the village, officials said.

The Barrington Police Department and Barrington Fire Department responded around 3:20 p.m. Thursday to Lake Zurich Road and Elm Road for a report of a train accident with injuries.

Village of Barrington officials said that a 9,000 foot train on the Canadian National train tracks struck a pedestrian.

Railroad crossings on Route 14, Route 59, and Main Street were all blocked by the train, which was stopped for over two hours during the investigation.

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said that his office is investigating the death as a suicide.

The woman has not been identified yet and officials are waiting on dental records. Her age and town she is from were not immediately known.

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Trains began moving again around 5:50 p.m. Thursday.


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