Sidney, OH Train And Van Crash, Mar 1997


Sidney, Ohio (AP) - Authorities were investigating a collision between a train and a van in west-central Ohio that killed all five people inside the van.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said the accident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday in Orange Township, about three miles south of this city.
Deputies did not release the victims' identities pending notification of next of kin.
County Coroner Philip Edwards declared all five people dead at the scene. Three were trapped in the vehicle and two were ejected.
A preliminary investigation showed that the eastbound van entered the crossing and was struck by the southbound train.

Newark Advocate Ohio 1997-03-10