Authorities: railroad employee struck by train in Ohio dies - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Authorities: railroad employee struck by train in Ohio dies

Posted: Updated:

BREWSTER, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a railroad employee struck by a train while working in a railroad yard in northeast Ohio has died.

Stark County's coroner says 37-year-old Larry Thomas was pronounced dead at the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway yard in Brewster around 10:30 Sunday night.

The Independent newspaper in Massillon (http://bit.ly/2fM8POZ) reports authorities say the Massillon man was operating his engine remotely in the yard. Investigators say they believe he had uncoupled a car and stumbled into the path of a train that ran over him.

Coroner's investigator Rick Walters said a conductor called 911 around 9:30 p.m. Sunday

The Ohio-based railway company's website says it handles more than 135,000 carloads per year in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland. A message left at the company's office Monday wasn't immediately returned.

Information from: The Independent, http://www.indeonline.com

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Plane crashes in Gustavus Township

    Plane crashes in Gustavus Township

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:36:18 GMT

    A small plane crashed in Gustavus Township in Trumbull County Monday evening. 

    More >>

    A small plane crashed in Gustavus Township in Trumbull County Monday evening. 

    More >>
  • New Jefferson Twp bridge now open

    New Jefferson Twp bridge now open

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:32:46 GMT

    The bridge on Route 62 in Jefferson Township to Magargee Run is now open to traffic. 

    More >>

    The bridge on Route 62 in Jefferson Township to Magargee Run is now open to traffic. 

    More >>
  • Heroin, meth, cocaine found by Craig Beach police

    Heroin, meth, cocaine found by Craig Beach police

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:04:07 GMT
    Photo from the Craig Beach Police Department Facebook pagePhoto from the Craig Beach Police Department Facebook page

    A Craig Beach Police officer found a large amount of what is suspected to be heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana while doing a routine traffic stop this weekend.  

    More >>

    A Craig Beach Police officer found a large amount of what is suspected to be heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana while doing a routine traffic stop this weekend.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms