Man fatally struck by Metra Electric train identified

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SHARE Man fatally struck by Metra Electric train identified

The death of a man fatally struck by a Metra Electric train on the city’s South Side Monday afternoon while walking alongside the tracks has been ruled an accident.

Nicholas A. Miller-Chatman, 20, was hit by train No. 705 about 5:35 p.m. near 100th Street and Dauphin Avenue, authorities said.

He was walking alongside the tracks with his back to the train when the engineer saw him, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.

The engineer sounded the horn and started to brake, but the man didn’t react to the horn and continued walking, Gillis said.

That area is an overpass where pedestrians are not permitted, officials said.

Miller-Chatman, of the 15200 block of Minerva in Dolton, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of multiple injuries and ruled his death an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.

Trains were stopped for about 45 minutes, according to Metra.

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