53-year-old ‘intoxicated’ man fatally struck by CTA Red Line

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An Uptown man died Wednesday morning after being hit in the head by a passing CTA Red Line train in the Loop.

About 11 a.m., 53-year-old Michael Burton was leaning forward on the platform of the Monroe station, 128 S. State St., when a passing train struck his head, according to Chicago police.

Burton, who investigators believe was intoxicated, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:37 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday found he died from craniocervical injuries and his death was ruled an accident, the medical examiner’s office said.


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