The driver of a white Pontiac Grand Am was nowhere to be found after the car was hit by a South Shore Line train early Saturday morning in Gary, according to Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Police Chief Jessie Watts Jr.
The Grand Am was straddling the tracks at the Rutledge Street crossing and facing the oncoming eastbound train — the last of the night — when it was struck at approximately 1:48 a.m., Watts said. No one was found inside the car or around it following the collision.
None of the approximately 45 passengers on the train sustained any injuries.
Gary police are investigating the crash, Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield confirmed. There was no word whether or not the driver of the Grand Am has been found by authorities.
NICTD officials were able to get the train moving again following the crash, and all passengers were delivered to their stops, Watts said.
The train sustained some damage and was taken to NICTD's shop for inspection.
Check back later for more details.