SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say no passengers on a South Shore
commuter train suffered significant injuries when it struck an SUV at a
northern Indiana crossing, killing the vehicle’s driver.
The train with about 200 passengers on board was traveling from Chicago when
it collided with the SUV just west of South Bend Sunday night. Police say
the train was going about 70 mph when the crash happened, knocking the SUV
several yards from the tracks and landing on its roof.
St. Joseph County police Sgt. William Redman says investigators had no signs
of malfunctions with the crossing’s warning lights or gates.
The identity of the driver who died wasn’t immediately released.
WNDU-TV and WSBT-TV report the South Shore train continued to the South Bend
airport’s station about 90 minutes late.