A woman who was struck and killed by a Metra Rock Island train this morning in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side has been identified, officials said.
The accident happened about 7 a.m. near 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue, officials said.
An empty outbound Metra Rock Island train struck a pedestrian, according to a Metra spokesman, citing preliminary reports. The train was to arrive in Blue Island, the spokesman said.
Gardenia Boyer, 23, of the 9200 block of South May Street, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday.Trains were running on the line but delays were expected throughout the morning, Metra said.