CTA Driver in Blue Line O'Hare Crash Identified

The South Side woman received her motor operator's training certificate last December, reports ABC 7 News.

Brittney Tysheka Haywood
Brittney Tysheka Haywood

The CTA operator behind the controls of the Blue Line train that smashed into a platform at O'Hare International Airport has been identified by law enforcement sources as Brittney Tysheka Haywood, reports the ABC 7 News I-Team.

Haywood, 25, admitted to dozing off behind the controls before the train plunged into the station at a high rate of speed early Monday morning.

According to ABC 7 News, this is what's known about Haywood:

  • She completed rapid transit operator training in late December
  • Her badge number is 53528, which she posted to her Instagram account after completing her training
  • The union says she worked 69 hours in the week prior to the crash; the CTA disputes this
  • She lives on the South Side of Chicago
  • She previously worked as a rail flagman

Reality April 02, 2014 at 03:07 AM
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