Woman Killed By Red Line Train After Dropping Phone On Tracks Identified

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 15:55:35-04

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    CHICAGO, IL (WBBM) — The woman who was killed by a Red Line train after she dropped her phone on the tracks and tried to retrieve it has been identified as 37-year-old Felon Smith.

Police have said Smith dropped her phone on the tracks at the 69th Street station on the Red Line around 12:40 p.m. Thursday.

She went down onto the tracks to retrieve it and was hit by a northbound train.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office released her name Friday morning.

Service on the Red Line was disrupted for about 2 ½ hours after the incident.

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