Woman Dies After Falling Onto Red Line Tracks; Normal Service Resuming - NBC Chicago

Woman Dies After Falling Onto Red Line Tracks; Normal Service Resuming

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    Person Fatally Struck by CTA Train

    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.

     

    (Published Friday, Aug. 30, 2019)

    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.

    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.

    Two Chicago Transit Authority 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.

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