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GRIFFITH — A 19-year-old woman from Hammond was transported to the hospital Tuesday evening after a Canadian National train struck her vehicle at a crossing on South Broad Street. 

Griffith police and fire officials responded at about 5:55 p.m. to the area for a train-versus-vehicle incident, according to Police Chief Greg Mance. 

CN Railroad Police were notified and are responding to assist with the investigation. 

South Broad Street was shut down during the investigation, police said. The road reopened at about 7:30 p.m., Mance said.  

The 19-year-old was the lone occupant in the Chevrolet Impala that was struck, Mance said.

The victim's condition and the circumstances of the crash were not immediately known Tuesday night. Mance said more information may be available Wednesday.

A woman and child died early Tuesday after their vehicle was struck by a CSX freight train at a separate rail crossing in Gary. 

Check back later for more details.


Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.