Two Injured after Train Strikes Car


A mother and son were injured after their car was struck by a train Saturday night at the CSX railroad crossing at Range Road and 700 S. in La Porte County.

The accident occurred at 7:50 p.m. CT. According to an investigation by deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, the 36-year-old driver from Kingsford Heights was traveling south on Range Road waiting for a westbound train to pass. Once the train passed, she drove her car around the gates unaware an eastbound train was approaching. The train struck the rear of the passenger car and it was pushed 150 feet from the crossing into a cornfield.

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Man Injured in Single Vehicle Accident

A man was injured after reportedly driving into a barricade in La Porte County Sunday morning.

Deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office say the man hit the barricade on County Road 950 W. north of County Road 300 N. where the road dead ends into Interstate 94. The male driver was found lying on the ground outside of his vehicle. He was unresponsive with serious head injuries.

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Earthworks Summer Curriculum Released

This summer’s curriculum for the Earthworks organization at The Center at Donaldson is based on the DNR’s “Project Wild” program. This curriculum provides a wide range of environmental activities for children.

According to Adam Thada, Ecological Relationships Director at The Center at Donaldson, trail cameras will be installed to study the lives of the wildlife on campus. Children participating in the program will learn about the animals seen on campus and their habitat.

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NIPSCO Officials Stress Severe Weather Preparedness

Now that summer appears to be here to stay, NIPSCO officials remind customers to prepare for possible severe weather.

Get a storm preparedness kit together before inclement weather strikes. It should include essential medicines, nonperishable food, water, flashlights, a fully-charged cell phone, portable radio and extra batteries. Make prior arrangements for a backup power supply if someone in your family requires life support equipment. Continue reading