Family Killed In Gary Train Accident

by The Chicago Times Staff

November 16, 2021

GARY, IN — A freight train struck a car in Gary, Indiana, killing a mother and her children on Tuesday morning.

Around 7:20 a.m., a train collided with the car on Howard Street between Miller Avenue and 6th Place.

According to Gary police Commander Jack Hamady, three victims were ejected from a silver Chevrolet sedan and were pronounced dead at the scene.  The victims have been identified as Deniya Brown, 11, Deyki Mitchell, 13, and Shermika Herbert, 37.  All three victims resided in Gary.

The Gary Police Department and CSX authorities are investigating.