Pedestrian Metra Train Victim Identity Released: Ashley Serola, 24, of Arlington Heights

Westbound Metra Train #661 shown just at the right edge of photo minutes after a pedestrian was found under the train near Vail Avenue in downtown Arlington Heights.

The Cook County Medical Examiner has released the identity of a pedestrian victim who was hit by an outbound Metra Train #661 at about 10:25 p.m. Friday at the downtown Arlington Heights Metra Station, 45 West Northwest Highway. Ashley Serola, 24, was identified as an Arlington Heights resident who lived in the 800 block of North Salem Avenue. A police officer on patrol came upon the scene and called for an ambulance for a woman under the train, just east of the Vail Avenue crossing. The train was westbound on the southernmost track, just about to enter the intersection with Vail Avenue. No word yet on how the woman was struck and killed, or how the incident occurred.

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