Woman, 59, fatally struck by CTA train at Clinton

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A 59-year-old woman was fatally struck by a CTA Green Line train Thursday afternoon in the West Loop.

Power to the tracks was shut off in both directions after the train “made contact” with Brenda Neubauer about 12:45 p.m. at the Clinton station, 540 W. Lake St., according to a Chicago Transit Authority spokeswoman and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Fire Department crews worked to remove Neubauer, who was trapped under the train, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

Neubauer was pronounced dead at the scene about 45 minutes later, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Three CTA employees were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital because of “emotional stress,” according to CFD spokesman Larry Merritt. No other injuries were reported.

Service on the Green and Pink lines was disrupted for several hours, but trains were moving again by 3:45 p.m., according to the CTA.

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