Woman fatally struck by Amtrak train in Northbrook

- An Amtrak train fatally struck a 39-year-old pedestrian woman Thursday afternoon in north suburban Northbrook.

The Hiawatha train No. 337, en route to Milwaukee from Chicago, struck Janet Guavita shortly about 3:45 p.m. near 1401 Shermer Road in Northbrook, according to Amtrak and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was dead at the scene.

None of the train’s crew members or 87 passengers were injured, Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said. The train was on the move again by 5:40 p.m.

The collision also halted Milwaukee District North Metra trains for about an hour.

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