Man dies after falling onto tracks at Merchandise Mart CTA station


A CTA train crosses the Chicago River at the Wells Street Bridge near the Merchandise Mart last March. A man died at the CTA station adjacent to the building late Friday.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man died after falling onto the tracks at the Merchandise Mart CTA station in River North late Friday.

Rueben Castro, 31, fell onto the electrified third rail about 10:20 p.m. at the L stop at 350 N. Wells St., according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Castro, a West Lawn resident, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Area Three detectives were conducting a death investigation.

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