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South Shore train strikes, kills woman in NW Indiana


Updated: September 25, 2013 9:49AM

South Shore trains were temporarily delayed Wednesday morning after a train struck and killed a woman in northwest Indiana, authorities said.

The train, due to arrive in Chicago at 8:08 a.m. from South Bend, struck the woman near The Pines, Ind., about 6:30 a.m., according to John Parsons, spokesman for the South Shore. The Pines is between Michigan City and Beverly Shores.

The Michigan woman, in her 50s, was dead on the scene, according to the Porter County Coroner’s office. Her name was not being released pending notification of her family.

The woman’s death was an apparent suicide, according to the coroner’s office.

Two rush-hour trains—westbound trains 12 and 112—were delayed after the incident Wednesday morning, but all service had been restored as of 8:30 a.m. and trains are expected to run normally for midday service, Parsons said.

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