Multiple police agencies investigate a fatal crash involving a freight train and a juvenile near Osterman Avenue and Elm Street in Deerfield Sunday evening. | Photo: Max Weingardt

Authorities said a 13-year-old child was killed after they were struck by a freight train at a railroad crossing in Deerfield Sunday afternoon.

The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District and Deerfield Police Department responded around 4:40 p.m. Sunday to the area of Osterman Avenue and Elm Street in Deerfield.

The Deerfield Police Department said they responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck by a train.

The Metra Police Department and Canadian Pacific Police Service also responded to the scene.

The incident happened at the Osterman Avenue crossing and involved a Canadian Pacific freight train.

Multiple police agencies investigate a fatal crash involving a freight train and a juvenile near Osterman Avenue and Elm Street in Deerfield Sunday evening. | Photo: Max Weingardt

A spokesperson for Canadian Pacific Railway could only confirm a pedestrian had been struck by one of their trains.

The spokesperson had no additional information but said the incident was under investigation.

Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the victim is a 13-year-old.

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The child was pronounced dead at the scene, Newton said.

A witness at the scene said they saw a bicycle lodged between two of the train cars following the incident.

Authorities did not confirm whether the child was riding on the bike when the incident occurred.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.

The Osterman Avenue crossing was closed for several hours and reopened around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.