The coroner’s office has identified a 24-year-old from Round Lake Beach who died after being struck by a Metra while walking along the tracks in downtown Grayslake Tuesday.
The Grayslake Police Department, Metra Police Department and Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Seymour Avenue and Center Street.
Metra reported a pedestrian had been hit by Metra train 117 on the North Central Service line.
Train 117 had been scheduled to arrive at Antioch at 7:40 p.m. but was stopped following the incident. Extensive delays were reported.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Friday the victim was identified as Nicole Younglove, 24, of Round Lake Beach (who was also known as Nick Younglove).
Younglove was pronounced dead at the scene by the fire department. An autopsy was performed Wednesday.
Preliminary reports indicate the victim was walking down the railroad track between rails when she was struck, the coroner’s office said.
A Metra spokesperson said 12 passengers were on the train at the time and they were given alternative transportation from the scene.
The spokesperson said the Canadian National Police Service is leading the investigation.
The incident appears to be intentional and not accidental, the spokesperson added.
Metra reported around 9:54 p.m. Tuesday that the train involved was on the move again but operating with extensive delay.