One person died after a car was stuck by a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train in Jackson Township, Ohio, on Friday, July 13, 2012. (Submitted by NewsChannel5 viewer Cassandra Hall)
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The driver of a car struck by a train from the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in Stark County has died.
A spokeswoman with the CVSR said the train struck the car at the Portage Street NW crossing in Jackson Township during the second leg of its trip between Canton and Akron.
The train was headed south at the time, and the driver of the car was believed to be heading east, the railroad said.
"Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers our sincerest condolences to the family of the victim," said Craig Tallman, president and CEO of the CVSR. "We are sensitive to the needs of our volunteers and train crew and will continue to support them as we work through this traumatic experience."
No one on the train was hurt in the collision.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, and has yet to release any details about the crash, including the victim's name.
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