Metra Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian at Gladstone Park Monday Evening

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Police, firefighters and paramedics from Chicago responded about 5:20 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2021 to a report that a Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian near the Gladstone Park Metra Station.

Metra Union-Pacific Northwest service was halted near Gladstone Park during the evening Monday for recovery of a pedestrian’s body and investigation of the incident after the pedestrian was hit and killed by a Metra passenger train.

Inbound and outbound trains were halted near Gladstone Park station at Austin Avenue and the Kennedy Expressway after the pedestrian was hit by Metra Train #635.

Police and paramedics determined the pedestrian was dead at the scene, and Metra confirmed Thursday afternoon that a person who was hit by Train #635 died.

Before the pedestrian was hit, Train #635 left downtown Chicago at 4:57 p.m. and had been scheduled to arrive at Arlington Heights at 5:51 p.m. and reach the train’s terminus in Crystal Lake at 6:30 p.m.

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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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