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Empty Runaway Train Crash Makes Chicago Authorities Suspicious

An empty train rolled down a Chicago el track and slammed into a commuter train that was loading passengers this morning, injuring dozens and bringing the rush hour to a halt.

Officials investigating how the train got rolling are leaning towards a mechanical failure, but they are also trying to determine whether it was “deliberately set in motion,” a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation told ABC News.

“We have no indication at this point that there has been any criminal activity… but we are doing a thorough investigation. Everything that is a possibility is being looked at,.” Chicago Transit Authority spokesman Brian Steele said.

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