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SUV driver dies in commuter train crash in Indiana

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Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:09 am

SOUTH BEND — Authorities say a commuter train struck an SUV at a crossing in northern Indiana, knocking the vehicle onto its roof and killing its driver. No one on the train suffered significant injuries.

Police say the train was traveling at about 70mph with some 200 passengers on board when the collision happened near South Bend on Sunday night. The train had set off from Chicago.

St. Joseph County police Sgt. William Redman says investigators found no sign of malfunctions with the crossing's warning lights or gates.

The identity of the SUV driver wasn't immediately released.

WNDU-TV and WSBT-TV report the South Shore train continued on to South Bend airport's station, arriving about 90 minutes late.