Police have identified a 16-year-old boy hit and killed by a train on the east side of South Bend on Saturday, June 27.
Elijah Brooks was hit and killed by a train while he was crossing the railroad tracks near the 1700 block of S. Caroline Street in South Bend, according to the South Bend Police Department.
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Brooks is the fifth person to be hit and killed by a train in Michiana since May. Brooks and two other people were accidentally hit and killed, while two of the deaths were ruled suicides.
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