GARY, Ind. (CBS) ― Two people are dead after a South Shore commuter train slammed into a car in Northwest Indiana Friday morning.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: Two More Mass Vaccination Sites To Open Thursday; 2,104 New Coronavirus Cases, 44 More Deaths
The driver of the southbound car went around the gates at a crossing on the Lake-Porter County line, and into the path of the westbound train around 9:15 a.m., according to Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District spokesman John Parsons.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
One of the people killed was a small child. Two others in the car were also injured.
The eight-car train originated in South Bend and was bound for Chicago.MORE NEWS: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
The Associated Press contributed to this report.