Man Dies After Falling Backwards Off Bridge in River North

A man died after falling from a bridge Monday night in River North.

The 18-year-old was sitting on the rail of a crossover bridge when he accidentally fell backwards onto the sidewalk about 10:20 p.m. in the 400 block of North Rush, according to Chicago Police.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with head trauma and was later pronounced dead, police said.

Area Central detectives were investigating.

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