CHICAGO — A woman killed by a train in Roseland Thursday was talking on her cell phone when she died, the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.
Martha Gutierrez-Perez was struck by a train at 115th and State streets about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. An autopsy showed she died from multiple injuries and also attributed her death to the "train striking pedestrian while talking on cellular phone."
Gutierrez-Perez was walking with a cart a block from her home when she was killed. She was the third person to be killed by a train in a three-block radius since Sunday. On Tuesday, 39-year-old Demetrius Jones was killed by a train near 114th and State. Eddie Campbell, 60, was struck and killed by a train at 116th and State on Sunday.
Neighbors expressed concern that more accidents could happen if schoolchildren from Songhai Elementary Learning Institute, which is one of 54 schools slated for closure, walk across the tracks to get to Curtis Elementary.