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updated: 3/7/2014 8:58 PM

Chicago teen struck and killed by commuter train

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Associated Press

A 17-year-old Chicago high school student was struck by a commuter train and killed on the city's Northwest Side as he made his way to school Friday.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Taft High School student identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Erik Lucansky was struck by the Metra train on Friday shortly before 7 a.m.

The paper reported that the school's website says that grief counselors met with students and staff.

Trains were stopped for about 45 minutes before service was resumed.

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