Pedestrian Hit by a Metra Train Near Des Plaines Downtown Metra Station Near Miner St and Lee St, Des Plaines

Police and firefighter/paramedics from Des Plaines responded about 5:03 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train at the Metra Train Station, 1501 Miner Street in Des Plaines.

UPDATE: Incident is a death investigation, and a drone was up capturing images of the scene.

Traffic on eastbound Miner Street (US 14) was moderately affected by the emergency response at the scene.

A Metra Alert reported that Metra UP-NW – Train #652, scheduled to arrive Ogilvie Transportation Center at 5:38 PM was “stopped at Des Plaines, police activity.”

A Metra tweet with a Suicide Prevention public service message was a scheduled tweet, and was not posted in response to the Des Plaines pedestrian incident, according to Metra.


The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


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