Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Mishawaka, police say


By: Krystal Vivian

A pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a train at the crossing on Smith Street in Mishawaka Friday, May 1.

The coroner pronounced the male victim dead at the scene, Lt. Tim Williams with the Mishawaka Police Department said. The victim’s identity will be released after his family is notified.

Emergency responders were called to Smith Street for a report of a train hitting a pedestrian at 2:28 p.m., Williams said. When they arrived, they found a male body in between the rails on the north track east of Smith Street.

The train was stopped and blocking traffic at the railroad crossings from Union Street to Hendricks Street, Williams said. By 5 p.m. Friday, traffic was moving through the crossings without restrictions.

Anyone with information concerning this case can call the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau at 574-258-1684.