20-year-old man fatally struck by Blue Line

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A Villa Park man was fatally struck by a CTA Blue Line train Wednesday night near the UIC-Halsted station.

Alec Tatum, 20,jumped in front of the train about 9:30 p.m. near the station in the 400 block of South Halsted, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Tatumwas pronounced dead at the scene 9:54 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a suicide.

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