Red Line Restored After Death On Tracks

(STMW) — Normal service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after a person was fatally struck by a train Tuesday afternoon on the Near North Side.

A woman, believed to be in her 50s, was struck by a northbound train about 2:45 p.m. at the Grand station at 521 N. State St., according to Fire Media Affairs. She was dead at the scene.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford told reporters that, based on witness statements, the death was believed to be a suicide.

The train conductor, who was “a little distraught,” was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for observation, Langford said.

Emergency crews removed the body from the station about 3:15 p.m. as dozens of onlookers gathered at the busy intersection.

Trains were rerouted to the elevated tracks after the crash, but resumed normal service around 3:45 p.m., according to the CTA.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

 

 

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