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Woman Found Dead On Red Line ‘L’ Tracks, Causing Major Delays On Red Line

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and two CTA employees were hospitalized after having panic attacks.

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SOUTH LOOP — A woman was found dead on the “L” tracks around the Roosevelt Station early Friday.

At 5:46 a.m., officers went to the station in the 1100 block of South State Street after a report of a person on the tracks, police said. The woman, 35, was found in a restricted area on the tracks.

The woman was under a rail, showed signs of being electrocuted was and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Two CTA employees were taken to Mercy Hospital after having panic attacks, police said.

An investigation was underway.

The CTA temporarily rerouted trains. As of 6:30 a.m., trains were running on the Red Line but were not stopping at Roosevelt.