CHICAGO (CBS) — The woman who was killed by a Red Line train after she dropped her phone on the tracks and tried to retrieve it has been identified as 37-year-old Felon Smith.
Police have said Smith dropped her phone on the tracks at the 69th Street station on the Red Line around 12:40 p.m. Thursday.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
She went down onto the tracks to retrieve it, and was hit by a northbound train.READ MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office released her name Friday morning.MORE NEWS: Saint Joseph Catholic School Principal On Administrative Duty After Former Teacher Charged With Child Sex Crimes
Service on the Red Line was disrupted for about 2 ½ hours after the incident.