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48-year-old man killed in crash involving train near London Road in Cleveland

Posted at 8:32 AM, Mar 09, 2021

CLEVELAND — A driver was killed in a crash involving a train in Cleveland Tuesday, according to Mike Norman, a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Fire.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., EMS responded to the 1000 block of London Road just north of Euclid Avenue in the 6th Battalion for a crash involving a train.

A 48-year-old man was killed in a crash involving a train.

The driver, identified Donaze Chatman, 48, of Cleveland, drove his Ford Fusion through the railroad gate, traveling left of center around the gate into the direct path of an eastbound train.

The train was moving East at 40 mph when it struck the driver, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The train was operated by Norfolk Southern, Norman said.

Authorities previously said the driver was 40 years old. The story has been updated to reflect the updated age.