Train hits SUV at crossing; driver killed

Crossing lights, gates were working properly

SOUTH BEND , Ind. -  

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, authorities said.

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

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

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

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

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