County Club Hills teen fatally struck by Metra Electric train

(FILE)

An inbound Metra Electric train fatally struck a suburban teenager on Chicago's South Side Tuesday morning.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the victim as Deiz A. Allison Jr., 17, of Country Club Hills.

Metra officials said Train No. 712 hit the boy between the Riverdale and Kensington/115th stations in the city's Pullman neighborhood around 8:30 a.m.
He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later died. Officials said he was not a Metra employee.

Both tracks on the Metra Electric Line were closed to inbound and outbound traffic. The adjacent Canadian National freight track was also temporarily closed.

Metra Electric trains were moving again on one track with extensive delays by around 9:20 a.m. Both Metra tracks reopened around 10:30 a.m.

Passengers should refer to metrarail.com or the Rail-Time Tracker for the latest updates.
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