Boy electrocuted at south suburban rail yard

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UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – A boy was electrocuted Sunday after jumping on top of a parked Metra train.

It happened about 7 p.m. in south suburban University Park near 233rd and Governor’s highway .

Metra officials say a couple of kids went into a rail yard and one was electrocuted after jumping on top of the electric train. The train he jumped on was not occupied.

Transit agency suspended services after the incident for a couple of hours, but the train is back up and running this morning.

Authorities are investigating the incident. They have not released the boy’s age or identity.

An autopsy is scheduled for later Monday.

By Judy Wang/ WGN News

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