Man Dead After being Struck By A Train
By: Sheila McCrea - Thursday, March 16, 2023

DEKALB COUNTY, IN - A man has died in DeKalb County after being struck by a train.

At approximately 11:58 p.m. on Wednesday (March 15th, 2023), DeKalb County Central Communications was contacted by Norfolk Southern in reference to an individual that was trespassing on the train tracks.

While a deputy was en route to the complaint, another call was received advising that the male had been struck by an Amtrak train near US 6 and CR 47. It was determined the Amtrak train was traveling eastbound at approximately 77 mph and struck the male while he was running on the tracks.

The male was located and pronounced dead on the scene.

The DeKalb County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the male.

The incident remains under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by Norfolk Southern Police, Waterloo Police, Butler Police, and Parkview EMS.


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