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Man dies after hit by Red Line train near Loyola

Posted by Pauline on April 5, 2012

By Pauline Lacson

A man died from severe injuries after being hit by a Red Line train near Loyola’s Lake Shore campus early Thursday, said police.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

A 27-year-old man was fatally struck this morning by an outbound CTA Red Line train in the Rogers Park neighborhood, authorities said.

The man was hit on the elevated tracks at about 1:20 a.m. just north of the Loyola station in the 1300 block of West Columbia Avenue, according to police and Chicago Transit Authority officials.

The Glenview man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition and was pronounced dead there at 3:07 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

The train’s operator told authorities he spotted the man sitting on the railroad tracks. CTA officials shut down power to the tracks while officers investigated. Service was restored by 3:40 a.m.

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