Sunday, February 20, 2011

UPDATE: Man killed by Red Line train last night at 87th

An update to a post from last night. That very article I posted had been updated:

A man was struck and killed by a southbound CTA Red Line train Saturday night, officials said.

The collision occurred just before 9:30 p.m. at the 87th Street stop, CTA spokeswoman Wanda Taylor said. She did not have details about how the collision occurred.

The man appeared to be in his 30s and was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office

A spokeswoman for Chicago police said that officers responded to the scene but declined to offer futher details.

Power was shut off to the tracks during the investigation and trains were restored to full service about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. During the shutdown, service remained normal between 79th Street and Howard, while shuttle buses operated between the 79th Street and 95th Street train stops, Taylor added.

Two left lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway were closed until 11:35 p.m., according to an Illinois State Police District Chicago trooper.

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