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Early morning train accident kills South Bend man

Saint Joseph County Police, Warren Township Firefighters and Norfolk Southern Railroad Police responded to an accident involving a train and pedestrian accident early Saturday morning.

The incident happened at the rail crossing on Quince Road, just south of Edison Road in South Bend.

The crew of a westbound Norfolk Southern freight train called reporting that a pedestrian had been struck around 3:14 a.m.

21-year-old Michael Piechocki of South Bend was killed instantly.

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Joseph County Police Department as well as the St. Joseph County Coroner's Office. 
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