A Frankfort man died Tuesday night after falling onto the tracks of a CTA train.
Jeffery Knoll, 28, of the 100 block of Luther Lane, was electrocuted after falling onto the third rail of the tracks, according to autopsy results. He was pronounced dead on the scene around 11:45 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
His death was ruled an accident.
After the accident, power was shut off in both directions between the Austin and Forest Park rapid transit stations, Chicago Transit Authority spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski told Sun-Times Media.
Passengers were transported to Forest Park, Harlem and Oak Park stations via shuttles until normal service was restored around midnight, according to the report.
Knoll was a 2002 graduate of.
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