A CSX railroad engineer was killed this morning in an accident on the CSX railroad tracks near Taylor Road close to the Auglaize-Shelby County border just off of County Road 25A.
Investigators at the scene were still evaluating evidence as of press time this morning, but Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff Mike Eberle said it appears the engineer of the train was pinned between the engine and a railroad car during a switching operation. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Wapakoneta post of the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Department, The Botkins Police Department, the Botkins Fire Department, and the CSX Police all responded to the scene.
Eberle said the train was stopped prior to the accident. He said no other information was currently available as investigators examine the scene. He said information would be released later today after investigation.
Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the CSX investigators are jointly handling the investigation.
The accident caused streets to be blocked in Wapakoneta this morning.