Map of crash scene

570 Congress Parkway, Metra station at Pingree Road in Crystal Lake (Google map / October 20, 2012)

An outbound Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train scheduled to end in Crystal Lake this afternoon was stopped after fatally striking a pedestrian, officials said.

Train No. 709, which was to arrive in Crystal Lake at 2:55 p.m., struck the pedestrian at 3:20 p.m., said Metra spokesman Tom Miller.

The incident happened near the area of Pingree Road just east of the train station in Crystal Lake, said Miller.

The train had left Chicago and was nearing the end of its run when the incident happened, Miller said. There were about 22 passengers on the train.

Outbound train No. 711, which was running behind the train that struck the pedestrian and was due into Crystal Lake at 3:55 p.m., also was delayed as the investigation continued, Miller said.

In addition to these outbound trains, inbound train No. 720, due into Chicago at 5:23 p.m., was stopped.

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