Bryan – Troopers from the Defiance Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating a fatal car vs. train crash that occurred at 2:32 PM today on County Road 15D (N. Union Street) at the railroad tracks, 2/10 of a mile south of US Route 127 in Pulaski Township, Williams County.
A 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan was northbound on County Road 15D when it drove around down/ functioning lighted gates, crossed over four sets of railroad tracks before being struck in the left side by an eastbound Norfolk and Southern freight train on a fifth set of railroad tracks.
The driver of the Dodge Grand Caravan, John A. Restainer, age 74 of Bryan, Ohio was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Williams County Coroner.
Assisting the patrol at the scene were personnel from the Bryan City Police Department, Bryan City Fire Department, Williams County Sheriff’s Office, Williams County EMS and the Williams County Coroner, Doctor Kevin L. Park.
The crash remains under investigation.
As always, the Patrol asks drivers to call # 677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.
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