Authorities say a woman in her 60s was found dead along railroad tracks near Round Lake Friday morning after she was suspected to have been struck by a train.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District responded around 8:10 a.m. Friday to the area of Route 134 and Harrison Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake.
A Metra employee called 911 to report they had discovered a body along the Milwaukee District North (MD-N) line tracks north of Route 134.
Metra was conducting an inspection in the area when the employees came upon the body near the ComEd substation, according to fire department radio traffic.
Paramedics arrived and confirmed the subject was deceased on the scene.
The Metra Police Department and Lake County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene.
All trains in the area were halted during the investigation.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the victim was identified as a woman in her 60s from Round Lake Beach.
Her name is being withheld pending notification to her family members.
An autopsy performed Friday showed that the woman died as a result of blunt force injuries consistent with being struck by a train, Newton said.
It is unclear what train she was struck by or when it occurred, Newton said.
A Metra spokesperson said trains were delayed approximately 30-40 minutes as a result of the incident.