DYER, INDIANA (December 1, 2017) – A man was hit by a train and killed on 213th Street on Friday morning, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 8:40 am at the railroad crossing on 213th Street near Sheffield Avenue. A northbound Amtrak train hit a vehicle for an unknown reason. The impact threw the driver from the vehicle, and the vehicle landed in a nearby ditch.
76 year old Richard Christy, identified as the driver, was tragically pronounced dead as a result of the accident. The investigation is ongoing at this time, and Lexton Law is still receiving updates on this accident and will continue to update this article. Initial reports indicate the crossing is not equipped with crossing arms.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”