June 25, 2018-The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a South Shore train struck and killed a 17 year old girl on Saturday. According to a statement from the Sheriff, “At approximately 12:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to the South Shore railroad tracks located near the area of East Bell Avenue and North Cottage Grove Avenue in Hudson Lake.” Deputies searched the area and found a 17 year old female underneath the 5th car of the South Shore train according to the statement. “Emergency personnel removed the female from underneath the train. The female was transported to a nearby helicopter and then flown to South Bend Memorial Hospital for treatment.” The 17 year old female later died.
NICTD, operator of the South Shore line, issued only the following statement via social media and e-mail. No other information has been released by NICTD and South Shore:
Westbound Train #506 is currently stopped just west of Hudson Lake near Cottage Grove Ave. due to train-pedestrian collision. Please expect extensive delay time. Updates to follow.