Woman dies after falling onto CTA Red Line tracks

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CHICAGO —A woman was electrocuted and two CTA employees were hospitalized after an incident at the Roosevelt Red Line stop in the South Loop, police said. Emergency crews responded to a call of a person on the tracks in the 1100 block of South State Street around 5:50 a.m. Friday. Police said a 35-year-old woman was found on the train tracks in a restricted area and was pronounced dead on scene. The woman showed signs of electrocution. The two CTA employees, a man and a woman, were transported to Mercy Hospital after suffering panic attacks, police said.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the incident is being treated as a crime scene and a death investigation is underway.

There’s still no word how she ended up on the tracks. CTA Red Line service was back to normal by 9:15 a.m.


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