Railroad safety tips following four incidents in the past two weeks

NOW: Railroad safety tips following four incidents in the past two weeks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A recent spike in deadly train crashes is raising questions whether anything could be done to prevent them.

Emergency crews called out to four incidents in just the past two weeks, including two pedestrians hit and killed on the Norfolk Southern tracks just a few miles apart in St. Joseph County.

The latest off of Lincolnway East near Robinson Street in South Bend, where an Adams High School Student, Joaquin Edwards, lost his life Friday morning at just 16 years old.

The incident happened less than ten days after a 43-year-old South Bend man was hit and killed on the same tracks less than ten minutes away.

This weekend a Marshall County driver was killed trying to get around the barriers.

Sergeant Steve Headley with the Mishawaka Police Department says people should always have their guard up around the tracks, even when the crossings are not down.

He added that walking on railroad property can lead to being arrested or much worse.

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