Person fatally struck by train on BNSF line on SW Side: police

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A person was struck and killed by a train Friday evening, halting trains in each direction on the Southwest Side, police said.

Officers responded shortly after 6 p.m. for a female discovered unresponsive on the tracks near the 4400 block of West Ogden Avenue, according to Chicago police. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trains were still halted at 8:19 p.m. in both directions at Cicero Avenue, with the exception of two outbound trains scheduled to leave Union Station at 7:03 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., according to Metra BNSF.

Police could not say which train had struck the female victim.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details about the death.