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Michigan man, 20, killed trying to outrun train

Police: Man, 20, trying to outrun oncoming train at southwest Michigan crossing struck, killed
Posted on July 13, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 13, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

BRIDGMAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old man trying to beat an oncoming train by running across the tracks was struck and killed at a crossing in southwestern Michigan.

Police in Bridgman say the crash happened about 10 p.m. Saturday in the city of 2,300. The crossing is in Berrien County, about 12 miles south-southwest of Benton Harbor.

Police identify the dead man as Austin Thackston of St. Joseph.

Chief Daniel J. Unruh said in a statement Sunday that witnesses report the gates were down and the warning lights were flashing for a northbound train when Thackston tried to cross.

Unruh says investigators are awaiting the results of toxicology tests. He says that state police and CSX Corp. are helping the investigation.


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