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Metra service disrupted by accident

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Metra service on the Union Pacific North line through Evanston has been disrupted for much of the morning after an inbound train struck a pedestrian at about 7:50 this morning at the Central Avenue crossing in Wilmette.

Trains now have started running again, but some are as much as two hours behind schedule.

The female pedestrian struck by the train was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses said it appeared she was trying to cross the tracks to get to the station platform and may have believed the express train was going to stop at the Wilmette station.

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