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Metra service resumes after train fatally strikes pedestrian near Arlington Heights

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- Metra service has resumed after an inbound train fatally hit a pedestrian near Arlington Heights.

The accident happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday.

According to Arlington Heights Deputy Police Chief Andrew Whowell, the person killed was a woman and the incident appears to be a suicide.

Train #626 was headed to Chicago when the pedestrian was hit.

Metra UP-NW trains were stopped in both directions for more than two hours.

The train was scheduled to arrive to Chicago at 8:31 a.m. The duration of the delay is unknown at this time.

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