Train hits, kills Clyde man

CLYDE A Clyde man died Monday night when he was hit by a train on the railroad tracks between Durnwa
Sarah Weber
May 24, 2010

 

CLYDE

A Clyde man died Monday night when he was hit by a train on the railroad tracks between Durnwald Drive and East Street.

Clyde police at the scene said the conductor contacted them at 8:42 p.m., saying the eastbound Norfolk Southern train had hit a man on a bicycle.

The train's impact killed Terrence Standifer, 48.

Residents who live in the neighborhood along Parker Avenue gathered in small groups to watch police and personnel from Sandusky County Emergency Medical Service move in and out of the brush by the tracks.

Randy Evans, who lives nearby, said there is a path along the tracks where people walk and ride their bikes. He said he came outside to check on his children when he heard the train stop.

Evans said the conductor of the train walked up the tracks after stopping the train, asking bystanders if they knew the middle-aged man.

Evans said he thinks it was someone he knew who lived in the neighborhood.

Jocelyn Bucklew, another neighbor, said she also was startled by the train's abrupt stop.

"You could hear the train slam on its brakes," Bucklew said. "I was worried it was a kid. Kids are all the time crossing the tracks."