MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.
(AP) - Northern Indiana transit police are investigating the death of a man
who was sitting on rail tracks when he was struck by a South Shore passenger
Indiana Commuter Transportation District that runs the commuter line says
57-year-old L.B. Steward died Thursday night when a South Shore train
traveling from Chicago to Michigan City struck him.
Chief Bob Byrd says witnesses told officers Steward was sitting on the
tracks as the eastbound train approached. The witnesses said they yelled at
Steward to get off the tracks, but he didnít react.
Byrd tells The
(Northwest Indiana) Times that the circumstances leading up to the Michigan
City manís death remain under investigation.
The fatal accident
delayed the train involved and three other South Shore trains.