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Pedestrian struck, killed by Metra train in Woodstock Saturday

The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m.

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A pedestrian died after being hit by a Metra train in Woodstock Saturday night, according to officials.

At 5:57 p.m. Saturday, the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District was dispatched to the area of Railroad and Short Street for a report of a person struck by a train, according to Woodstock Fire/Rescue District spokesman Alex Vucha.

Paramedics were able to locate a male victim along the tracks, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Vucha said.

Metra confirmed on Twitter Saturday night Metra train #726, which departed Harvard at 5:35 p.m. Saturday for Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago, was stopped near Woodstock after hitting a pedestrian.

Inbound and outbound trains both had service adjustments Saturday night to avoid the scene in Woodstock, according to Metra’s Twitter account, with several trains ending or beginning service at stations south of Woodstock.

Woodstock and Metra police are investigating in the incident, Vucha said. Neither agency was able to be reached for more information Sunday.