Two Killed at CTA Train Station

CHICAGO — Two people were killed after a tractor trailer slammed into a bus shelter at the Cermak-Chinatown CTA station, authorities said.

Trains on CTA’s Red Line were interrupted because of the accident.

“Right now this is just a tragic traffic accident,” The Associated Press quoted Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Joseph Patterson as saying. Two women who were walking near the shelter were killed, and more than 20 people were taken to the hospital.

Red line trains continued to operate, though they bypassed the Cermak-Chinatown station.

— News Wire