Oak Harbor man killed by train

Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick said the sheriff’s office is investigating. It’s not known why he was on the tracks, he said.
Sandusky Register Staff
Apr 28, 2014
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train. Daniel Vincent Haley, 29, 2000 block of S. Crawford Road, Oak Harbor, died in the incident. In a news release, the sheriff’s office said it received a call at 6:13 a.m. Saturday from a train crew of a Norfolk and Southern train southbound out of Oak Harbor.
 
The crew said the train had struck a person on the railroad tracks.

The train had just crossed over the Portage River heading west and was about 50 yards south of the river when the person was struck.

Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick said the sheriff’s office is investigating. It’s not known why Haley was on the tracks, he said.

Haley’s body has been sent to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy, Levorchick said.

Comments

jager5

Wow....prayers to the deceaseds family and friends and to the crew on that train who will be affected by this for the rest of their lives. Lets start educating the world about how dangerous these things are, they will never be able to stop on a dime, instead of just focusing on drinking and driving or texting and driving. Broaden the education and awareness. I know its not going to fix everything, but you have to start somewhere.

bayshore

Please reread your description of the train's direction of travel. The Portage River runs in an east west direction at Oak Harbor. The tracks behind the Community Market run north and south. If the train is 50 yards south of the river it can't be heading west unless it derailed.