Woman Killed After Falling Onto CTA Tracks In South Loop, Normal Service Resuming

Sun-Times Media Wire
August 30, 2019 - 7:25 am
Red Line trains are being diverted Friday after a person was fatally struck by a train, and two others were injured in the South Loop, authorities said.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Normal CTA Red Line service is resuming after a woman who fell on the tracks at the South Loop Roosevelt station died and two people were hospitalized, authorities said.

At about 5:46 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of South State Street for reports of a person on the tracks at the Roosevelt station, Chicago police said. They found a woman under a rail in the restricted area with signs of electrocution.

The 35-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the death.

Preliminary information from police indicated the woman was struck and killed by a Red Line train at the Roosevelt station.

Two CTA employees, a man and a woman, suffered panic attacks and were taken to Mercy Hospital where their conditions were stabilized, according to police and the Chicago Fire Department.

Service was suspended shortly before 6 a.m. for the emergency at the Roosevelt station, the CTA said in an alert.

Trains bypassed Roosevelt while authorities investigated, but normal service to all stations resumed with residual delays by 9:14 a.m., the CTA said.

Chicago police are conducting a death investigation.

Further information was not immediately available.

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