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Published: Monday, 8/11/2014

Passenger killed, driver seriously injured in Wood County train-vehicle accident

WESTON, Ohio -- One person was killed and the driver was seriously injured tonight in a train-vehicle accident at the CSX Transportation Corp. railroad tracks on Weston Road, just south of here, authorities said.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was flown by helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, the Wood County Sheriff‘‍s Office said.

The names of both people were not being released pending notification of family, the office said.

The southbound vehicle failed to yield for the train, which was traveling east, deputies said. The accident occurred shortly after 7 p.m. near Portage Road in Milton Township.

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