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.