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One More Killed in CTA Accident

Tuesday evening, during rush hour, a woman was struck and killed by a Chicago Transit Authority Red Line train. Friehiwet Tahir, who resides in the 500 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival, said the medical examiner’s office. Cause of death for the CTA victim has not been ruled. The accident forced the CTA to shut off power at the Argyle Street station going both directions for almost two hours. Dozens of people who were on trains when the power was cut were evacuated onto buses. This was the third transit related death in Chicago in two days. Read more here.