A look at FTA train crash statistics
Posted: May 30, 2015 12:26 AM EST | Updated: May 30, 2015 12:36 AM EST
According to the Federal Railroad Administration's website, Indiana is one of the top 15 states for crashes involving a train.
The FRA says in the United States every three hours a person is struck by a train.
A train traveling 55 miles per hour will take a mile or more to stop.
Another important note, walking on train tracks is illegal in Indiana.
The identity of the 15-year-old killed on the tracks on Main Street in Mishawaka has not been released.