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Person found dead on CTA tracks at Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop

Emergency crews were called shortly before 8 p.m. and found the person dead on the tracks at the station, 26 W. Van Buren St., according to Chicago fire officials.

A person was found dead on the train tracks Nov. 17, 2020, at the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop.
A person was found dead on the tracks Nov. 17 at the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop.
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A person was found dead Tuesday on the CTA tracks at the Harold Washington Library-State/Van Buren stop.

Emergency crews were called shortly before 8 p.m. and found the person dead on the tracks at the station, 26 W. Van Buren St., according to Chicago fire officials.

Police sources said the person, a male, appeared on the tracks hours earlier, and that a conductor stopped the train before striking him.

Further details were not immediately available.

Pink, Brown and Orange Line services were disrupted for about two hours as emergency crews responded. Trains began running without delays about 10 p.m.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.