Metra UP/NW Trains Stopped After Pedestrian Hit In Mount Prospect
The train vs. pedestrian incident Thursday evening about 4:52 p.m. involved a female pedestrian, not a male pedestrian as was earlier reported. The death of a 59-year-old Woodstock woman struck by westbound Metra train #627 Thursday evening in Mount Prospect has been ruled a suicide, authorities said Friday.
Union Pacific Northwest trains were halted for more than an hour in either direction after outbound train No. 627 was halted at the scene after striking the pedestrian at 4:52 p.m. near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Maple Street, which is about a tenth of a mile east of the Mount Prospect Metra downtown station. Train #627 has a scheduled stop at the downtown Mount Prospect station at 4:53 p.m. The victim was under the train when firefighter/paramedics and police arrived.
Police said Friday their preliminary investigation, including at least one person reporting the person jumped in front of the train, determined the woman intentionally walked directly into the path of the oncoming train from the pedestrian crosswalk.
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