There was a fatal train accident this morning in Chicago, Illinois, near the Norwood Park Metra station.
This train accident involved a Metra train fatally striking a teenager who was walking to Taft High School at the time of the accident. The accident happened at approximately 6:50 a.m.
Details on the causes of the accident remain limited.
The person struck was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Erik Lucansky, 17, of Chicago. He died after being taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this Cook County train accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the March 7, 2014 NBC Chicago article titled “Teen Fatally Struck By Metra Train Near High School” as well as the March 7 DNAInfo.com article titled “Taft H.S. Student Killed by Metra Train.”