Akron Man Cited in Connection With Train Wreck

LAWRENCE TWP, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 36-year-old Akron man has been cited for ‘failure to yield’.

This, after he drove into a Norfolk Southern freight train along Manchester Avenue NW in Lawrence Township Monday morning, causing a 19-car derailment.

The man was not hurt, and the derailment produced no environmental impact.

Norfolk Southern and the state patrol continue investigating.

A neighbor points to the sharp curve and dip into the valley on Southbound Manchester Avenue NW where the Norfolk Southern tracks cross the road.