1 Dead, 1 Injured In Dan Ryan Motorcycle Crash That Threw Them Onto Red Line Tracks

One person was killed and another was seriously injured when they were thrown onto the CTA Red Line tracks near 47th Street after a crash Sept. 4, 2020, on the Dan Ryan Expressway.
Photo credit Sam Kelly/Sun-Times
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash Friday on the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side.

According to Illinois State Police, the motorcycle hit the concrete median at about 1 a.m. on the southbound express lanes of I-94 near 47th Street. Two people were thrown from the bike and landed on the adjacent CTA Red Line tracks.

A female was dead at the scene, while a male was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, state police said.

According to the Sun-Times, a body could be seen covered with a sheet on the tracks near the 47th Street station as authorities investigated.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the fatality.

Service on the Red Line was suspended between 35th and 63rd, according to service alerts from the CTA. Service resumed by 7:30 a.m., but trains are still bypassing the 47th Street station.

[Service Disruption> Red Line service partially resumed, remains suspended between Sox-35th and 63rd due to a police investigation at 47th. More: https://t.co/7Ww26OjG6m

— cta (@cta) September 4, 2020

The southbound express lanes of I-94 were closed for several hours near 47th as troopers investigated, state police said. They reopened shortly before 7:30 a.m.