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Police: Evidence backs stroller claim

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A mother's story that a stroller carrying her infant daughter was dragged by a Chicago Transit Authority train is supported by on-site evidence, police say.

Chicago Police Lt. Denis Walsh said Ebere Ozonwu's story was credible as paint traces found on her daughter's stroller match the guard rail which the stroller is suspecting of striking, tossing the infant to the tracks, the Chicago Tribune said Friday.

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Ozonwu, 26, alleges the stroller became trapped in the doors of a CTA train and was dragged it along until her 22-month-old daughter, Rachel, fell out. Walsh confirmed the incident is not being treated as a possible crime.

An unidentified CTA spokeswoman confirmed fresh markings on the guard rail matched markings on the stroller involved in Monday's incident.

The evidence reports come after Robert Kelly, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 president, claimed there was not enough damage to the stroller to support Ozonwu's claim the stroller struck a guard rail.

"If it happened the way she said it did, it's a miracle the baby is alive," Kelly said.

The Tribune said Ozunwu's daughter only suffered minor injuries in the accident.

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