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Normal Red Line Service Restored After Person Hit Near 63rd Street Stop

December 12, 2018 - 6:46 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- CTA Red Line L service returned to normal Wednesday morning after a person was struck and killed by a train.

The man was hit by a southbound train about 5:30 a.m. near the Red Line station platform at 63rd Street, according to Chicago Fire Department District Chief Juan Hernandez and Chicago Transit Authority spokeswoman Katherine Hosinski.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died, Chicago police said.

The operator of the train suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, according to Chief Hernandez.

Train service was suspended until 6:40 a.m. from 47th Street to 95th Street. Trains operated with residual delays until normal service was restored about 8:30 a.m.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.

Police were conducting a death investigation.

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