Teen struck, killed by train in Gary

September 12, 2013 3:03:22 PM PDT
A 15-year old is struck by a freight train and killed when he and another teenager were attempting to cross the tracks in northwest Indiana at the time.

It happened Wednesday at 41st and Delaware in Gary.

A 17-year old made it across the tracks safely but Diquan Thomas was struck and later died at an area hospital.

Thomas was a freshman at Lew Wallace High School in Gary.

Family members describe him as a loving person.

"He was just so fun, energetic like he would come in a room and he would just brighten up the room, make you laugh," said Thomas' brother, Ontario Frazier

Gary police and officials with the Norfolk Southern Railroad are investigating.


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