Man hit by I&O train in Shelby County ID’d

Published: Friday, March 08, 2019 @ 6:47 PM
Updated: Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 11:32 AM

Pedestrian hit by train in Shelby County

UPDATE @ 11:32 a.m. (March 11)

A 22-year-old man who was walking north Friday evening on Shelby County railroad tracks when he was struck by a train, has been identified as Logan Lacey of Jackson Center.

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He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and we are working to learn more about his condition. 

UPDATE @ 8:50 p.m.:

The Indiana and Ohio Railway Train was moving slow, traveling north at about 23 mph through Jackson Center, Sgt. Joel Howell of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said.

Preliminary investigation indicates the man was walking in the middle of the tracks, south of state Route 65, and failed to hear the train’s horn that sounded numerous times.

The train’s engineer said the man turned around when the train was only 20 feet from him, but apparently was not able to avoid being hit. 

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The man suffered leg and possible head injuries and was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. His condition is not known, but Howell said he was alert and talking following the accident. 

The train was expected to remain stopped and blocking crossings in Jackson Center until railway representatives from Cincinnati can respond.

FIRST REPORT

A pedestrian walking on railroad tracks tonight was struck by a train in the area of state Route 65.

State Route 65 is closed at the crossing following the incident reported around 6:20 p.m. involving an Indiana and Ohio Railway train, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The stopped train also was blocking other crossings in town.

A CareFlight medical helicopter was called and took the pedestrian to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The man’s name and condition were not available.

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