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suv collides into side of train

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 09:16 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A man was injured when he drove into the side of a South Shore commuter train

near Hudson Lake last night.

Police say it appears alcohol was involved in the crash.

The crash happened at the crossing at 700 North and Chicago Trail.

According to police......48 year old Michael Lemus told investigators he stopped......

didn't see a train....then began crossing.

That's when his brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the side of the eastbound train.

LaPorte County sheriff John Boyd says there are no crossing arms at the grade crossing...but

there's no good reason not to be able to see an oncoming train......

According to authorities....the injuries did not appear life threatening.

Lemus told investigators he had just been at a bar in Saugany Lake.

A female passenger in his vehicle was not hurt.

Boyd says there were no injuries on the five car train......which had 16 passengers.
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