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Trains vs. People

Postby Happy Mom » Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:23 am

Police: Body found on Mishawaka train tracks
SBT24/7 News Report

Mishawaka Police say they have found a body at the train tracks at Fourth Street and Byrkit early Thursday.

The male victim was wrapped in a sleeping bag when discovered.

Authorities tell WSBT they are not sure if the man was already dead or if he has died as a result of a train fatality.

The coroner has just arrived at the scene and the investigation continues.

The rail crossing will be closed until at least 7:15 a.m.
http://sbtinfo.com/article/20100602/New ... ate=247art
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Re: Trains vs. People

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:41 pm

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UPDATE: Police identify woman killed in South Bend train, car crash

POSTED: 07:59 AM EST Mar 02, 2014 UPDATED: 11:20 AM EST Mar 02, 2014


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -

A woman and her two dogs were killed Sunday morning after their vehicle was struck by a train in South Bend.

More from WSBT.com



Police have identified the woman as 60-year-old Vicky Long of South Bend.

The crash happened at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on Quince Road, just south of Edison Road around 8 a.m.



Witnesses tell police Long drove around the down railroad crossing arms and into the path of the westbound train.


Police say it appears all warning systems were working at the time of the crash.

Long and her two small dogs were pronounced dead at the scene.

The St. Joseph County Police Department is still investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

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The St. Joseph County Police Department is investigating a car/train fatality crash that occurred at approx. 0745 hrs. on Sunday morning. The crash occurred at the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on Quince Rd., just south of Edison Rd. in western St. Joseph County.

Responding Officers located the 2004 Toyota Corolla approx. 50 yards west of the crossing on the north side of the tracks, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was found inside the wreckage. The victim, 60 yr. old Vicky Long of South Bend, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coroner's Office. The driver's two small dogs were found dead at the scene as well.

Witnesses report that the north bound vehicle drove around the downed railroad crossing arms and into the path of the west bound train. It appears at this time that all warning systems for the railroad crossing were operating properly at the time of the crash. Toxicology tests results are pending and St. Joseph County Police Department traffic investigators continue to work to determine the cause of the crash.
http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/police-r ... d/24762552
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Re: Trains vs. People

Postby Ideal Baloney » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:16 pm

Poor dogs. They didn't deserve to die such a violent death. Wonder if she committed suicide since the crossing has no visual obstructions in either direction?
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Re: Trains vs. People

Postby Happy Mom » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:56 pm

Ideal Baloney wrote:Poor dogs. They didn't deserve to die such a violent death. Wonder if she committed suicide since the crossing has no visual obstructions in either direction?

That is what people commenting are saying... that she didn't want to leave the dogs with anyone...how sad!
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Re: Trains vs. People

Postby st michael jr » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:09 pm

So sad. This is something that affects the officers and first responders and really affects the engineer and conductors as there is nothing they can do to avoid or stop
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