Woman Killed by Red Line Train After Dropping Phone on Tracks Identified

By The Associated Press

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.