Police: Driver killed in train crash ran crossing - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Police: Driver killed in train crash ran crossing

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HAGERSTOWN, Ind. -

Police say a driver who ran a railroad crossing in eastern Indiana was struck by a train and killed.
 
The Palladium-Item reports witnesses told police the pickup truck drove through the lowered crossing gate on Indiana 1 Thursday and was hit by the westbound train. The driver, 92-year-old Lonnie Markum, was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
The accident happened near Hagerstown, about midway between Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio.
 
Indiana 1 was closed in both directions after the crash.

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