New Bloomington, OH Truck - Train Wreck, Apr 1947

Farmer Escapes As Train Strikes Truck

Mt. Victory Man in Freak Mishap at Crossing.

Special to The Star
Kenton, April 4.-Paul Seiler, farmer living south of Mt. Victory miraculously escaped with minor injuries yesterday when a westbound Diesel-powered New York Central passenger train sheared the engine from his farm truck loaded with fertilizer, leaving him practically uninjured in the cab of the vehicle, at a crossing just east of New Bloomington.

The accident occurred when Seiler, unable to get the heavily loaded truck over the train crossing was stalled with the front of the vehicle on the track. The fast passenger sheared the engine and hood from the truck, [illegible] the radiator, [illegible] and headlight along the track, and leaving Seiler sitting in the cab with only slight scratches from his glasses. It is thought that the heavy load on the truck acted as a ballast and prevented the truck from being dragged by the train. Friends said today that Seiler was about his day’s work today, apparently none the worse for his experience.

The Marion Star, Marion, OH 6 Apr 1947