Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

1 dead, another critical after train strikes truck

FINDLAY — A Kenton man was killed Tuesday when the pickup truck in which he was riding was struck by a train in Hancock County.

The victim was identified as William Craig, 23, the Kenton Times reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.

Joshua Todd, 23, also of Kenton, suffered life-threatening injuries, deputies of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office said. He was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Toledo, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday morning.

Craig was a front seat passenger in a 2006 Ford Ranger driven westbound by Todd on Township Road 168. According to reports, the pickup failed to yield at a railroad crossing and was struck by a southbound train.

The vehicle became airborne as a result of the impact and struck the railroad crossing sign and a utility pole before coming to rest on its top.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department, Appleseed EMS, Hanco EMS, LifeFlight and Dick’s Towing.

The accident remains under investigation.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn