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Metra train strikes, kills pedestrian in Lawndale

Updated: September 1, 2013 5:58PM



A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday morning on Chicago’s West Side Lawndale.

A man, believed to be in his 30s or 40s, was sitting on the tracks in the 3500 block of West Odgen , part of the Lawndale neighborhood, just before 9 a.m. when he was struck by the train, said Chicago Police Officer Michael Sullivan, a department spokesman.

Some delays were reported on some inbound and outbound trains as a result, the rail agency reported.

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