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Police: Woman dies after being struck by Metra train in Cary

Crash appears to have been accidental, police chief says

A woman has died after being struck Tuesday morning by a Metra train downtown Cary, police said in a news release.

The incident appears to have been an accident, Cary Police Chief Patrick Finlon said in an email.

Cary fire and police personnel responded at 7:08 a.m. to the Metra station at 100 W. Main St., Cary, for the report of a female pedestrian being struck by a passenger train, police said in a news release.

The victim’s body was found near the railroad crossing on West Main Street near Route 14, police said.

A Metra official confirmed Tuesday morning that inbound and outbound trains were halted along the UP Northwest line. Tom Miller, a Metra spokesman, said outbound train #603 struck the pedestrian.

The crash caused extensive delays on the Northwest line Tuesday morning, Metra said.

The Cary Police Department, McHenry County Coroner’s Office and the Metra Police Department are investigating the crash.

The coroner’s office is working to identity the woman and notify her family, police said.

Cary police said in a Facebook post that anyone who was affected by the crash and would like guidance on how to process it can contact the department’s Social Services Coordinator Meghan Mumenthal at 815-353-0721 or mmumenthal@aidcares.org.

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