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GARY — A Merrillville man died Monday at an Illinois hospital after he drove around railroad crossing gates Feb. 5 in the city's Miller section and was struck by a train, officials said.

Chauncey Wray, 26, was taken to a local hospital after the crash about 10:45 p.m. Feb. 5 at the tracks at Miller Avenue and Lake Street, Gary police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said.

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Railroad employees told police Wray, who was driving a Chevrolet Cruz, went around the activated safety gates.

Wray was later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:32 a.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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