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UPDATE: Driver killed in Elkhart County crash drove around crossing gate

Police spent the day investigating a fatal crash involving a train and a red van Friday morning.

The crash happened at a train crossing on County Road 13 in Elkhart County near US-33 around 11:15 am.

The driver of the van, 33-year-old Michael McMannis, was killed in the crash.  Captain Jim Bradberry with the Sheriff's Department says no one else was seriously injured. According to the police report, the accident happened when the van drove around the crossing gate while it was down, and was struck by the northwest bound train. Police say the van was dragged approximately 100 yards before the train could stop.

The crossing re-opened to traffic around 2:30pm.
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