Girl, 5, among victims killed in East Chicago train, minivan crash, Lake Co. Coroner says

3 other children remain hospitalized in critical condition
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (WLS) -- A 5-year-old girl is among three people killed in a train crash in East Chicago Saturday. Three other children were also injured.

The 2005 Honda Odyssey minivan they were riding in was hit by a freight train near the Euclid Avenue train crossing around 1 a.m., police said.

The Lake County Coroner's Office has identified the victims as Pedro Trinidad, 36, Flor Carillo, 38 and Evelyn Trinidad, 5, all of East Chicago.

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Three people died and three others were transported to hospitals in critical condition after a minivan was struck by a train, police said.

The three other children are hospitalized and said to be in critical condition.

Surveillance video shows the driver of the minivan ignored an activated train crossing signal and drove around a crossing gate when the vehicle was hit, police said.

The train pushed the minivan about 200 yards west of the crossing.

Authorities have not yet released the relationship of the victims.
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