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Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Metra Electric Train On South Side

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Trains were stopped Monday afternoon after a Metra Electric train struck and killed a pedestrian on the South Side.

Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the Kenwood neighborhood, was hit by the train about 11:30 a.m. near 47th Street, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. The tracks are elevated above street-level at that location.

Phillips was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner's office and Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.

Train 124, which was scheduled to depart University Park for Chicago at 12:47 p.m., will not operate Monday, Reile said. It was not scheduled to stop at 47th.

One track has been cleared through the area and other trains are being brought in to accommodate affected passengers, but the extent of the delays was not immediately known, Reile said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2018. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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