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Fort Wayne man says GPS led him to get delivery van stuck on tracks

A Fort Wayne man told police his GPS told him to turn on the railroad tracks, causing his car...
A Fort Wayne man told police his GPS told him to turn on the railroad tracks, causing his car to get stuck and hit by a train.(Sophia Hilmar)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 9:03 AM EDT
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A Fort Wayne man who drove his delivery van onto the train tracks in DeKalb County Tuesday morning told police that was what his GPS directed him to do.

The 18-year-old man got out of his car after it got stuck on the tracks near the 4800 block of County Road 59 and called 911, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said. The van was then hit by a Norfolk Southern train.

The delivery van was not driveable and was towed from the scene, the sheriff’s department said. No one was injured in the crash. The tracks were inspected by railroad personnel before the train continued on its way.

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