UPDATE: Victim of New Haven train, car crash identified

We now know the identity of a man killed when a train struck his car and pushed it into a steel railroad bridge.

The accident happened at 7:15 a.m. Friday in New Haven, near Fort Wayne, when the vehicle pulled into the path of a freight train.

The train slammed into the car, and pushed it sideways down the track until it wrapped around the support of the bridge.

The victim is a pastor from Trinity United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Ramon Aleman, 55.

A crane was used to remove the wreckage from the bridge and reopen the rail lines.

A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern transportation Company said the gates and warning lights were working at the crossing.


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