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Published: Tuesday, 7/13/2010

Defiance man dies when train hits truck

DEFIANCE — A Defiance man was killed when a train struck his pickup truck at the Tittle Road crossing of CSX tracks in Defiance County's Delaware Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

James L. Gollihue, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene after the crash at 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

Troopers with the Defiance post said he was southbound on Tittle Road when he failed to stop at the crossing and was struck by the eastbound train.

His truck was heavily damaged.

Mr. Gollihue was not wearing a seat belt.

The two locomotive operators were not injured, troopers said.

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