Frankfort Man Dies After Fall onto CTA Tracks

Jeffery Knoll, 28, fell onto the tracks of the Forest Park Blue Line on Tuesday night.

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.

Did you know Jeffery Knoll? If so, contact Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince at joev@patch.com. Also, you can share your thoughts and memories about Knoll, as well as conveny your sympathies to Knoll's family in the comments section.


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d fist August 10, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Hey JEFF! You taught me alot, we had a few firsts together.... many great memories. Straight up guy, always had advice on the right path to take, relaxed and happy. Live and let live, love you man. Prayers are with you and family, much love and light.
Pam Coil August 10, 2012 at 08:32 PM
pam My heart and prayers go out to the Knoll family. Pam Coil
Steve Schade August 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM
To the Knoll family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God bless all of you. Steve and Julie Schade of Frankfort,Illinois. 08/11/2012
s smith August 13, 2012 at 02:35 AM
To the Knoll family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Trust and believe that God will help you through this time of sorrow and grief.
alyssa ruggio October 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM
thanks for being such a great uncle, i miss you uncle jeff


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