Woman struck, killed by CTA Red Line train after dropping phone on tracks

CHICAGO — A woman was struck and killed by a CTA Red Line train after officials said she tried to retrieve the phone she dropped on the tracks Thursday.

The incident happened at about 12:40 p.m. at the 69th Street platform. The 30-year-old woman climbed down onto the tracks from the platform when she was hit by a northbound train.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

CTA officials suspended all train traffic in the area as emergency crews cleared the scene and was providing shuttle buses to train passengers affected by the disruption in service.

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