Zachary McKee Electrocuted While Urinating on Train Tracks

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Zachary McKee, of Ossian, Indiana, died overnight, after coming into contact with an electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston, Illinois near Chicago.

According to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis, McKee was at the South Boulevard Purple Line stop around 11 p.m. Sunday with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail.

McKee had climbed down to the tracks to urinate when he fell onto the third rail.

One, of the other two people, ran down stairs to the booth at the entrance at the station and alerted the security guard on duty to the situation. The security guard then called Evanston Police and Fire officials.


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