Friday, October 08, 1999

Train kills man standing on tracks in Oxford

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        OXFORD — An Oxford man was struck and killed by a train early Thursday at Elm and Spring streets.

        Timothy L. Wood, 35, of the 300 block of West Church Street, was standing on the tracks, Oxford police Sgt. Tom Horvath said.

        The southbound CSX Transportation train was traveling about 30 mph when it hit Mr. Wood, who was intoxicated, Sgt. Horvath said.

        Officers found him at 2:26 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County CoronerRichard Burkhardt.

        An investigation will continue.

        Mr. Wood's is at least the 10th pedestrian to die on train tracks in Butler County in the last two years.

        On May 6, Harry McGuire, 65, of Hamilton, was struck and killed as he walked near Mosler and Howell avenues.

        Last year, Butler County led the state with eight pedestrians dying after being struck by trains.

        Statewide, there were 54 such fatalities in 1998.


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