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1 dead, 1 injured in Metra train accident

July 1, 2009 4:23:02 AM PDT
A Metra train struck two pedestrians on Chicago's South Side late Tuesday afternoon at 75th and Exchange.The Chicago Fire Department says one person has died after being struck by a Metra train near the Windsor Park station on the South Chicago electric line.

One other person is in critical condition.

Witnesses say they both ran across the tracks trying to beat the train.

Service has been shut down on the line.

The CTA is honoring Metra tickets for buses that run along the train route.


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