Man dies after getting pinned between CTA train, platform near 87th Street

A man died Monday morning after getting pinned between a CTA Red Line train and a platform at 87th Street.

The incident occurred around 2:10 a.m. in the first block of West 87th Street, Chicago police said. The man, 25 to 30 years old, was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

An autopsy ruled the death an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The man has not been publicly identified.


Red Line service to 95th Street was suspended south of 69th Street. Howard-bound trains did not stop at the 87th Street station.

Area Two detectives were conducting a death investigation.