Bryon Skeel, 34, of rural Clyde, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Skeel was walking on railroad tracks near County Road 62 and Township Road 32 in Adams Township when at about 1:40 p.m. the train hit him from behind. He was wearing ear buds and a stocking hat that, in addition to the strong winds, could have been the reason he didn’t hear the train approaching, according to Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry.
The train crew blew the horn and put the train in emergency mode, Eckelberry stated, but Skeel did not hear it. The coroner’s office removed the body from the scene. An autopsy was not conducted.