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GRANGER, Ind. — A man walked away after a train hit his car in Granger on Christmas.

The Canadian National Railway told the St. Joseph County Police Department that a train had hit a car, but when police arrived the car didn’t have anyone in it.

An hour later, Sheriff William Redman said, they received a call from a man saying that he was the driver of the car hit by the train.

The man, 25-year-old Patrick Twyman, was arrested and accused of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

Police in St. Joseph County is investigating the incident along with officers from the Canadian National Railway. 

(Photo: St. Joseph Co. Police Department)