South Shore commuter train crashes car killing 16 year-old

New Prairie High School teen passenger dies in commuter train crash.

South Bend, IN (–LaPorte County WSBT news reported a fatal South Shore commuter train crash, on LaPorte County Line Road 900 East near 700 close to Hudson Lake on Saturday, has left a 16 year-old passenger dead and two injured. According to police, the SUV, driven by Cole Badzinski, slid down a hill and crashed into a passing commuter train.

New Prairie High School student, 16 year-old Jimmy Ashcraft, was an unrestrained, backseat passenger in the SUV driven by Badzinski. According to the LaPorte County Coroner, Ashcraft died at the accident scene from massive multi-system trauma. Badzinski and the unidentified surviving female passenger were transported, by emergency medical personnel, to South Bend Hospital where they are currently being treated for their injuries. news for South Bend wrongful death attorneys.

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