Railroad News

Dangerous, Unguarded CSX Crossing Claims Ohio Man’s Life

(Ridgeway, Ohio – July 25, 2011)

An elderly motorist was struck and killed by a CSX freight train at the dangerous, unguarded crossing of Township Road 115 just west of Ridgeway, OH Monday afternoon about 2:30 P.M.

Abe Gingerich, 76, of Bluffton, OH was driving west on TR 115 when his vehicle was struck by the eastbound train at the crossing which has only passive crossbuck signs, and lacks lights, bells, gates, or any electronic protective devices whatsoever. Logan County officials are investigating the tragedy.