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updated: 8/18/2014 8:28 PM

Man found dead on CTA tracks was electrocuted

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A 23-year-old man found on the CTA tracks in Rosemont early Sunday morning died accidentally of electrocution, the cook county medical examiner's office said.

Kevin Kriston, of Franklin Park, was found on the southbound tracks of the blue line at about 3:15 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office and CTA officials.

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Kriston was pronounced dead at 4:08 a.m. at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.

CTA workers stopped trains in both directions and the Rosemont Fire Department cut power to the area while emergency responders worked. Trains began moving again around 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

An autopsy conducted Monday determined that electrocution and contact with the third rail was Kriston's cause of death.

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