The Cook County Medical Examiners Office ruled that the cause of death for a pedestrian that was hit by a Metra passenger train just west of Ela Road in Barrington on Sunday was suicide. Ivan Horvatic, age 49, of Park Ridge was found dead at the scene.
Police, firefighters and paramedics from Barrington responded about 11:27 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2023 to a report that a Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line hit a pedestrian near the block of 1100 South Northwest Higway in Barrington.
Metra train #712 was stopped just west of Ela Road after striking the pedestrian. All inbound and outbound trains were stopped just after 11:27 a.m. Metra train #712 on Sundays and holidays is an inbound train from Harvard to Chicago.
Highway traffic delays were reported on Northwest Highway.
Metra Alert UP-NW – Inbound and outbound train movement has been halted near Palatine due to a pedestrian being struck by train #712
— Metra UP-NW (@metraUPNW) January 22, 2023
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