Pickup truck vs train crash under investigation
The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that occurred Sunday morning June 25, 2017. Sheriff’s deputies, Westville Firefighters and the La Porte County Emergency Medical Service responded to the call at 8:05 AM. The incident occurred at the Holmesville Road crossing of the Norfolk & Southern Railroad tracks which is located about five miles south of Michigan City. A pickup truck, driven by 27 year old Kyle Resetar, struck the 63rd car of an 82 car train that was traveling east at 50 miles per hour. The train car that was struck was a tanker car that was hauling oil. A preliminary blood alcohol level on Resetar was .28% and he was also cited for disregarding the crossing signal and will also receive additional charges for Operating While Intoxicated with the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office.
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