Boy, 13, struck and killed by Red Line train near Harrison

A 13-year-old boy sustained blunt force trauma to the head, and was pronounced dead on the scene, authorities said.

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Red Line trains were rerouted to elevated tracks Oct. 31, 2019, after a person was struck by a train in the Loop.

Red Line trains were rerouted to elevated tracks Oct. 31, 2019, after a person was struck and killed by a train in the Loop.

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A 13-year-old boy was fatally struck by a CTA Red Line train Thursday during the evening rush in the South Loop.

Trains were halted about 4:17 p.m. near the Harrison Street station because a person was hit by a northbound train while on the platform, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

The 13-year-old boy sustained blunt force trauma to the head, and was pronounced dead on the scene, Chicago police, fire and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The child lived in the Illinois Institute of Technology campus on the South Side.

After the crash, trains were rerouted to the elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak/Chinatown stations until about 6:30 p.m., the CTA said.

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