UPDATE: Pedestrian Killed By Metra Train was Prairie Grove Man

McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz said Saturday accident appears to be a suicide.


UPDATE: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, 2 p.m.

The man hit and killed by a Metra train near Sands Road in Crystal Lake on Saturday was a 61-year-old Prairie Grove resident, according to McHenry County Coroner Marlene Lantz.

The westbound Metra train struck the man at about 3:17 p.m. Oct. 20, east of Metra's Pingree Road train station.

The death has been deemed a suicide, Lantz said. 

No further information was released. 


Original Report posted Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Metra train at 3:20 p.m. near the Pingree Road station, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Train No. 709 was scheduled to arrive at 2:55 p.m., the newspaper reported. The train was nearing the end of its run when the pedestrian was struck and killed, the Tribune reported.

Metra's website stated that the incident delayed train 715 which was bound for Harvard. Chicago inbound train 720 also was delayed about an hour.

Correction: An eariler version of this post stated that the pedestrian was a man, but the gender of the person struck has not been released.


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