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Train kills another person in Middletown, dispatch says

Fourth fatal encounter reported since 2010
Posted: 10:43 PM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 02:47:04Z
Train kills another person in Middletown, dispatch says

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - Trains moving through the city have killed at least four people in separate incidents since 1970.

The latest one happened Sunday when a person was killed between Manchester and Wildwood, dispatch said. No other details have been released.

Three other fatal encounters have been reported since 2010:

On Nov. 12, 2017,  31-year-old Christopher Russell was killed near Jewell Avenue and Whittier Street.

On July 28, 2015, a woman drove a church van into a moving train on 14th Street, killing the front-seat passenger, 62-year-old Janice Martin, and injuring nine children. The driver, Judith Ashley, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison.

On July 12, 2010,  a 44-year-old man was killed on Wildwood Road. Police said Jerry Freeze was lying on the tracks as the train approached and did not try to escape.