UPDATE: Victim found lying on the railroad tracks north of the Buffalo Grove Metra train station was hit by a train, according to authorities. Lake County Sheriff’s office police are investigating to determine whether the death was accidental.
Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:37 AM Friday to body on the railroad tracks near the Metra Train Station in Buffalo Grove, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a body — possibly deceased — was found on the train tracks about 500 feet south of Deerfield Road near the Buffalo Grove Metra train station.
Police and fire activity is concentrated at the bus turn around. Trains have been stopped on the North Central Service.
The victim is reported deceased at the scene. Witnesses report a sheet is on the tracks, and a school bus was parked in the area.
Metra has a significant delay (about 30 minutes) in the time elapsed to post the SERVICE ADVISORY. As of 8:05 a.m., no SERVICE ADVISORY was posted, and no alert was posted on the Metra Twitter accounts (overall and NCS).
NCS Advisory – Inbound and Outbound Train Movement Halted Near Buffalo Grove http://t.co/7onDHeRl6Y
— Metra (@Metra) November 22, 2013
Early in the response to the incident, Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics determined that the jurisdiction of the incident was under the authority of the Lake County Illinois Sheriff’s Office and the Long Grove Fire Protection District.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that approximately 8:00 am the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body lying on the train tracks south of Deerfield Parkway near the Metra Train Station located at 825 Commerce Ct in Buffalo Grove.
The adult had been struck by an unknown train and was pronounced deceased.
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