Woman dies after falling onto CTA Red Line tracks

CHICAGO —A woman was electrocuted and two CTA employees were hospitalized after an incident at the Roosevelt Red Line stop in the South Loop, police said.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a person on the tracks in the 1100 block of South State Street around 5:50 a.m. Friday.

Police said a 35-year-old woman was found on the train tracks in a restricted area and was pronounced dead on scene. The woman showed signs of electrocution.

The two CTA employees, a man and a woman, were transported to Mercy Hospital after suffering panic attacks, police said.

According to the Chicago Fire Department, the incident is being treated as a crime scene and a death investigation is underway.

There's still no word how she ended up on the tracks.

CTA Red Line service was back to normal by 9:15 a.m.

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