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Train hits, kills Ohioan in wheelchair at crossing

Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 07:53 AM EDT

   AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Ohio say a 52-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a train at a railroad crossing and died.

   The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says the gates at the Akron crossing were down at the time, and witnesses reported the man went around the gates before he was struck Sunday morning.

   According to reports an autopsy was scheduled Monday.

   The circumstances of the Akron man's death remain under investigation.

Train hits, kills Ohioan in wheelchair at crossing


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