Train crash kills 3 in Ohio train crash
CHOO CHOO TRAIN — Three people have been killed and another critically injured when a train struck a utility pole in Cleveland, Ohio, authorities said.
The incident happened Monday afternoon at the corner of Northeast 57th and West Irving streets in Cleveland near Interstate 95, police said.
A utility pole was struck and the train was involved in a crash with a vehicle on the tracks, police Capt. Brian McNeil said.
Authorities said the three people who died were in their 20s and 30s, and the other person was taken to the hospital.
Police said the train did not stop at the scene and stopped at a station in the area.
They said the accident is under investigation.
We are in the process of contacting the owner of the train, who is in Ohio, to determine if he was aware of the incident.
McNeil said it appeared the train struck the pole because of a mechanical issue.
It appears the driver of the truck who struck the train initially did not notice the accident, McNeil added.
Train operators have been on high alert since the incident, as are police officers, McNeill said.
Train drivers are required to wear a safety harness on a set of rails, McHenry added.