Authorities identify 17-year-old girl struck and killed by Metra train on UP West line near Geneva

A 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by a Metra train on the Union Pacific West line near Geneva Tuesday morning.

She was identified as Caitlin Marie Gallagher of Geneva, according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

An autopsy performed Wednesday ruled the cause of death "multiple Injuries due to train mishap," the coroner’s office said.


The accident happened around 6:20 a.m. underneath the Route 25 overpass, according to Geneva police.

Emergency crews found the teen unresponsive on the tracks and were unable to revive her, police said. Rail traffic was shut down for more than two hours in Geneva, LaFox and Elburn.

The incident remains under investigation by the Geneva Police Department, Metra and the Kane County Coroner’s Office.