Michael McMannis, 33, is dead after his vehicle was struck by a train near the intersection of C.R. 13 and C.R. 45 in Elkhart Friday morning.
According to police, McMannis was travelling south along County Road 13 in his 1997 GMC Safari when he drove around a crossing gate and began to cross the tracks, directly in the path of a northwest bound train.
The van was struck by the train and dragged for approximately 100 yards.
McMannis was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is under further investigation by the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department Crash Investigation Team and Coroner's Office.