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Man who hit building later struck by train

Updated: May 21, 2014 6:43AM



MICHIGAN CITY — Police say a man who drove into a building in the morning was hit by a train later that night.

The News-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Carlos Cooper Jr. of Michigan City was seriously injured by an Amtrak train while walking along the track Thursday night.

Less than 15 hours earlier, Cooper’s truck ran into a restaurant. He told police he lost control of the vehicle while avoiding a pothole.

Witnesses later told police Cooper appeared to be talking on a cellphone when he was struck from behind by a train and thrown off the tracks.

Cooper’s condition was upgraded on Saturday to serious.



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