Fire crews at scene of person hit by train

Chicago Fire Department crews near where a person was hit by an Amtrak train this evening. (Photo courtesy Ibrahim Asaad / August 3, 2013)

A male of unknown age was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in the Old Irving Park neighborhood Sunday evening, authorities said.

Amtrak Train No. 341, bound for Milwaukee, struck a pedestrian about 8;17 p.m. while the train was traveling about 79 mph, said Kimberly Woods, a Washington, D.C.-based Amtrak spokeswoman.

Chicago Fire Department crews were called to the scene of a person pinned under the train near the Grayland station on Metra's Milwaukee District-North Line, 3729 N. Kilbourn Ave., about 8:20 p.m., according to the fire department's news office.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:37 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He has not yet been identified.

None of the passengers nor any of the crew on the train were injured, said Woods.

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