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Man Fatally Hit By Brown Line Train Monday Night

By Mae Rice in News on Dec 15, 2015 2:11PM

Photo credit: Stephanie Barto

At about 9:45 p.m. last night, a 21-year-old man was fatally hit by a CTA Brown Line train at the line’s Kedzie stop, where trains run at street level.

The man, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead on the scene, police and Chicago Fire Department spokesman Jeff Lyle told the Tribune. Chicago Police Department officials added that they would investigate the death.

A nearby restaurant worker told the Tribune what he saw just before the accident:

Abdallah Alhameedi, 20, said he was smoking a cigarette near Salam Restaurant, where he's a busboy, just south of the Kedzie stop when he saw two men fighting.

One man threw a can of beer at the other, and both started running north toward the crossing on Kedzie, Alhameedi said. Moments later, Alhameedi said he noticed a train stop and saw one of the men crying nearby.

The Tribune reporter behind the story also tweeted a photo of the scene of the accident:

The Brown Line was out of service over night due to the accident, until normal service resumed at 3 a.m. this morning, ABC reports.