CHICAGO (CBS) — Trains were stopped Monday afternoon after a Metra Electric train struck and killed a pedestrian on the South Side.
Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the Kenwood neighborhood, was hit by the train about 11:30 a.m. near 47th Street, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The tracks are elevated above street-level at that location.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office and Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed After Argument At Bus Stop In Logan Square; Shooter Kills Second Man Nearby During Carjacking
Train 124, which was scheduled to depart University Park for Chicago at 12:47 p.m., will not operate Monday, Reile said. It was not scheduled to stop at 47th.
One track has been cleared through the area and other trains are being brought in to accommodate affected passengers, but the extent of the delays was not immediately known, Reile said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Cool Down In Effect
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