still sketchy today about a train-versus-car crash at the Norfolk Southern
grade-crossing at North Calumet Road in the Chesterton Downtown.
No one was injured
in the accident and damage to the car appears to have been minimal but at
deadline the Chesterton Police Department had not yet released a report on
The Chesterton Fire
Department did respond to the scene--as did the Porter and Liberty Township
FDs--and CFD Capt. Aimee Gilbert told the
Chesterton Tribune that the crash occurred around 12:50 a.m., when a red
compact car southbound on North Calumet Road was struck and spun sideways by
an eastbound train.
tended to the vehicle on the north side of the tracks--spreading a quantity
of oil dry there--while the CFD worked on the south side, Gilbert said.
There were no
occupants in the car by the time first-responders arrived at the scene,
although the Norfolk Southern engineer did see two people flee the scene and
was able to tell the CPD what the pair was wearing, Gilbert said.
Gilbert was under
the impression that the CPD subsequently located the two people at a
residence somewhere in town but had no further information.
The CFD cleared the
scene at 1:25 a.m.