Loading…
Monday, October 20, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsLocal
Published: Thursday, 11/14/2013

CSX worker hit by car in Wood County dies from injuries

BLADE STAFF

The most seriously injured of three railroad workers struck Oct. 28 by a car driven into a work area at a railroad crossing near Bradner, Ohio, has died.

Paul Castle, 34, of Paintsville, Ky., had been in critical condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center before his death Wednesday night.

Cody Rickard, 26, of Woodville, was indicted last week on two counts each of aggravated vehicular assault, a fourth-degree felony, and felonious assault, a second-degree felony.

Wood County Prosecutor Paul Dobson said today the case will be re-evaluated in light of Mr. Castle's death, and he anticipates filing "more substantial charges."

Mr. Rickard remained held without bond today in the Wood County jail pending arraignment Friday on the existing indictment.

Sheriff's deputies say Mr. Rickard drove the car that evaded two sets of barricades blocking Bradner Road just south of that Wood County village about 11:20 a.m. and struck Mr. Castle and two other CSX workers who were repairing the crossing. It also struck a utility pole and a railroad maintenance truck.

Luis Knott III, 58, of Banner, Ky., and Jim Conley, 58, of Findlay also were injured in the crash. They and Mr. Rickard were all treated at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories







Poll