UPDATE: Man hit by train identified

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
One person was killed after being hit by a train in Bridgman Saturday night.

(MGN Online)

BRIDGMAN, Mich.--- One man was killed after being hit by a train in Bridgman Saturday night.

Police say it happened around 10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Lake Street.

The victim has been identified as Austin Thackston, 20, of St. Joseph, Mich.

Witnesses tell police the victim was hit by a northbound train while attempting to cross the railroad tracks. They say the gates were down and the warning lights were activated.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.


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