Trains on the Metra UP-N line were delayed after a pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Metra train at a pedestrian crossing in North Chicago Monday morning.
The North Chicago Police Department, Metra Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 9 a.m. Monday to North Chicago Metra Station, 1633 Lakeside Avenue.
Police radio traffic indicated a pedestrian had been struck by a train on the pedestrian walkway.
A 911 caller reported the victim was “beyond help,” according to fire department radio traffic.
Paramedics arrived and confirmed a person was deceased.
Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said the pedestrian was struck by Metra train #320, which was running delayed and had intended to start its run at 8:29 a.m. in Highland Park.
The train struck the pedestrian after leaving the Waukegan yard while en route to Highland Park, Reile said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene.
A witness reported a woman had tried crossing the pedestrian walkway before the train passed but did not make it, according to police radio traffic.
Reile said officers are not allowing trains to stop at the North Chicago Metra Station due to the incident.
Commuters are recommended to board and get off at Waukegan or Great Lakes stations while trains bypass North Chicago.
Several trains on the Metra UP-N line have been delayed or canceled due to the collision, Metra reported.
Further information on the incident was not immediately available, Reile said.