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20-Year-Old St. Joseph Man Killed By Train In Bridgman



Bridgman Police are investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian being hit by a train. Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, officers reported to the 4200 block of Lake Street where 20-year-old Austin Thackston of St. Joseph was found a short distance from the road. Witnesses say Thackston tried crossing the tracks while the crossing-gate was down and warning lights activated. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Bridgman Police, Michigan State Police and CSX Railroad are now awaiting toxicology results to move forward with their investigation.

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