Man struck, killed by freight train Saturday in Gary
By Matt Mikus firstname.lastname@example.org December 8, 2012 3:56PM
Updated: January 10, 2013 6:41AM
GARY — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a freight train around 2:18 p.m. Saturday near West 9th Place between Chase Street and Clark Road.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Marques Maurice Rummage, 29, of Gary.
Gary police responded after a Norfolk Southern engineer reported that the train hit a pedestrian near 900 Wallace Street. According to police reports, the engineer said the train was headed east when he observed a man walking east in the middle of the tracks. The engineer sounded the train’s horn and applied the brakes but could not keep from striking the man.
Police spokesman Del Stout said the department is investigating the death as an accident.