Autopsy inconclusive for woman fatally struck by Blue Line train

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The cause and manner of death for a woman who was was struck by a Blue Line train Friday morning came back inconclusive on Saturday.

Lillian Kirkman-Bey, 56, was hit by an O’Hare-bound train at the Irving Park stop at 6:30 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.

Preliminary information indicated she was brushed by the side of the train and fell back onto the platform, Hosinski said.

Kirkman-Bey, of the 2700 block of South State Street, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 7:45 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy performed Saturday was inconclusive pending further studies.

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