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Man Fatally Hit By Red Line Train This Morning

By Stephen Gossett in News on Jul 6, 2016 2:45PM

Courtesy Chicago Transit Authority

A man was fatally hit by a train on the L tracks Wednesday morning near the 87th Street Red Line station, according to authorities.

The CTA received a report at 7 a.m. of an unauthorized man on the southbound tracks near 87th, Jeff Tolman of the CTA told Chicagoist. The man was hit by a train and pronounced dead on the scene, according to Chicago police.

The body was transferred by the Chicago Fire Department to St. Bernard Hospital, Tolman said.

Red Line service has been restored, but trains were not stopping at the 87th Street station as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Riders may experience residual delays due to police activity.

Update: Red Line trains have resumed stopping at the 87th Street station.