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Stark man killed by train

GateHouse Ohio Media Published: July 6, 2017 4:00 AM
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Investigators will be looking at an onboard video camera to confirm witness' accounts of the death of a Stark County man Wednesday morning.

Smith Township police Sergeant Paul Ceresna confirmed that officers were dispatched to the corner of Mahoning Avenue and Railroad Street shortly before 8 a.m. in response to a train vs. pedestrian incident.

According to police, Aaron Stickler, 29, of Marlboro Township, was killed instantly from massive injuries after being struck by a westbound Norfolk Southern train along the Mahoning County side of Mahoning Avenue. The conductor hit the emergency brake but was unable to stop the train for about a quarter of a mile.

Police have reason to believe that Stickler might not have been alone when struck and will be reviewing the camera's video before ruling. Receipt of that video could take days to obtain.

Alliance police were requested to the scene shortly after 8 a.m., spending most of the morning canvassing the area for the possible companion and trying to identify the victim before calling the Stark County Coroner, according to scanner traffic.

Ceresna declined to comment further on the investigation pending viewing of that video.


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