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Irving Park fatality leads to Metra delays

Several Union Pacific Northwest line Metra trains were delayed Friday night after a train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Irving Park station.

Outbound Northwest line train 651 was due into Crystal Lake at 7:08 p.m. but struck a pedestrian at 6:17 p.m., according to Metra Spokesperson Michael Gillis.

The train left Ogilvie Transportation Center at 6:01 p.m. It was not scheduled to make a stop in Irving Park.

At least two other outbound Northwest line trains – 653 scheduled to depart at 6:25 p.m. and 655 scheduled to depart at 6:30 p.m. – were delayed.

Inbound Northwest line trains 654 and 658, which left Crystal Lake at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively, were stopped on the tracks.

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