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Trains moving again after pedestrian fatally struck in Palatine

PALATINE — A Union Pacific Northwest Line Metra train is moving again, three hours after it fatally struck a person Friday evening in northwest suburban Palatine.

Train No. 651, scheduled to arrive in Crystal Lake at 7:08 p.m., struck the pedestrian around 6:50 p.m. at Baldwin Road in Palatine, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis.

The train, now three and a half hours behind schedule, was on the move as of 10:08 p.m. but will not run past Barrington this evening, according to Metra.

Other Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are seeing residual delays between 35 minutes and three hours as of late Friday, Metra said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed a person was killed in the incident, but was not releasing the person’s name Friday night.

Palatine police also responded, an officer said.

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