Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Mishawaka

The Mishawaka Police Department has confirmed a male pedestrian was struck by a train Friday afternoon near the Smith Street crossing.

Dispatch says the call came around 2:25 p.m.

Trains going in opposite directions were both stopped on the tracks as police investigated the scene.

Police confirmed the man died at the scene. 

Witnesses say there was an older gentleman walking close to the tracks when he stumbled onto the tracks and was hit by two trains.

Witnesses said the trains did blow their horns repeatedly, and attempted to stop, but could not stop in time.

Norfolk Southern Railroad Crossings were closed from Union Street to Hendricks Street until 5:00 p.m.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau at 574-258-1684

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