Woman, 7-year-old boy killed when freight train hits truck in Gary

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A woman and a 7-year-old boy were killed when a train hit a truck Tuesday morning in northwest Indiana.

The eastbound freight train hit a Chevrolet truck as it crossed the tracks about 8 a.m. near Lake Street and Miller Avenue in Gary, Indiana, according to a statement from Gary police.

The occupants of the truck, identified as 57-year-old Janetta McClellan of Gary and 7-year-old Eric McClellan Jr. of Calumet City, were dead at the scene, police and the Lake County Coroner’s Office said. They both died of blunt force trauma from the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Det. Sgt. Michael Jackson at (219) 881-7485.

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