Cicero man dies after falling onto Blue Line tracks in Oak Park

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A Cicero man died after he fell onto the third rail and was struck by a CTA Blue Line train Friday night in west suburban Oak Park.

Louie M. Delao, 47, of the 1400 block of 61st Avenue “made contact with a train” about 7:15 p.m. at the Austin station, according to the CTA and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m.

An autopsy Saturday found Delao died of electrocution after a fall onto the third rail, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled an accident.

Trains ran on a single track for about two hours as crews cleared the scene, but as of 9:55 p.m., service had resumed in both directions with residual delays, transit officials said.

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