All Ravenna Township train crash victims are home

Calling hours for Sierra Thornton from 4 to 8 Thursday

Staff report Published:

All five surviving victims of Sunday's train crash in Ravenna Township have been released from area hospitals.

Juliana Thornton, 12, has been released from Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. She was the last member of the family to be hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash that killed her sister, Sierra, 15, when a train crashed into the family's SUV.

Calling hours for Sierra are scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ravenna High School gymnasium, 6589 N. Chestnut St., Ravenna. Funeral services are set at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ravenna First Church of the Nazarene, 3284 Brady Lake Road, Ravenna. Burial will follow in the Windham Cemetery.

Andrew Thornton, the father of the girls, and daughters Katlyn, 14; Morgan, 10 and Paige, 7, previously were released from area hospitals.

The Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks cross the private driveway that is the only access to three homes off the 5000 block of South Prospect Street, between Rivers Towing and Summit Street in Ravenna Township. Sierra had just gotten her learner's permit, and her father was the licensed driver in the passenger's seat. Sierra's sisters were seated in the back seat.

Donations may be made to the Thornton Family Fund in care of the church or any Fifth Third Bank.

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