Byline: Keith Benman
Jul. 18--Railroad crossing crashes and fatalities have reached their lowest point since the state started keeping track, with 13 people killed in such crashes last year, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning said the downward trend is the result of education, improved signals and steps to ensure the safe operations of trains during the last three decades.
He also noted the decrease in fatalities has been reached as traffic on railroads and highways continues to increase.
In Northwest Indiana, 14 people have died in railroad crossing crashes in the last five years, …