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HAMMOND — A 30-year-old East Chicago woman died early Monday after she drove around crossing gates and a train struck her car, police said.

The crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. Monday at the railroad tracks near Greenbriar Lane and Grand Avenue, Hammond police Lt. Steven Kellogg said.

The Lake County coroner's office has not yet released the woman's name.

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Police were investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor. Toxicology results were pending, Kellogg said.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Sarah covers crime, federal courts and breaking news for The Times. She joined the paper in 2004 after graduating from Purdue University Calumet.