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Man, 71, dies after slipping in front of CTA Red Line train at Loyola

He fell to the ground and was laying slightly past the edge of the platform when he was struck by a northbound train entering the station, police said

A man died after he was struck by a CTA Red Line train Thursday night on the North Side.
A man died after he was struck by a CTA Red Line train Thursday night on the North Side.
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A 71-year-old man died after he fell near the edge of a CTA Red Line platform Thursday night at the Loyola station and was struck by a train.

He stumbled and fell against an advertisement sign before falling to the ground on the CTA platform in the 1200 block of West Loyola Avenue, Chicago police said.

He was struck by a northbound train entering the station about 8:30 p.m. as he rested slightly past the edge of the platform, police said.

He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The man was identified as Michael Nassar, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death an accident, saying he died of his injuries.