Chicago man dies after vehicle hit by train in NW Indiana

The driver went around the crossing gates near Melton Road and County Line Road and was struck by a train traveling eastbound, Gary police said.

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A person was killed after their vehicle was struck by a train Jan. 5 in Gary.

A person was killed after their vehicle was struck by a train Jan. 5 in Gary.

A 29-year-old Chicago man died after his vehicle was struck by a train Tuesday evening in Gary, Indiana.

About 8:25 p.m., the driver of a vehicle went around the crossing gates near Melton Road and County Line Road and was struck by a train traveling eastbound, Gary police said.

The driver, Demetrius Parrish, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Porter County coroner’s office said.

He was hit by an eastbound CSX train, the coroner’s office said in a statement.

Anyone with information on this incident to contact Gary police’s Traffic Division at 219-881-1271.

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