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Dump truck hit by train in Stow, driver hospitalized

Dump truck hit by train, driver hospitalized
Dump truck hit by train, driver hospitalized
Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 24, 2017

A dump truck was hit by a moving train near a private road in Stow around 2:53 p.m. Monday.

Darodd Duncan, 64, of Akron was heading southbound near Middlebury Road as he attempted to cross the tracks when a CSX train traveling eastbound hit the left passenger side of the truck.

The train crossing had no gates to block off moving trains but it did have warning signs, according to police.

Duncan was transported to Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital with serious injuries.

The train sustained damaged to the front engine but remained operable. The entire dump truck was damaged after it finally came to a rest on the tracks.

Multiple heavy rescue crews had to pull the dump truck off the tracks to avoid damage to the rails.

The Summit County Hazardous Materials Team responded to clean up fuel and oil leakage from the dump truck.

Crews spent nearly four hours cleaning up the crash scene.

Because of the crash, the tracks closed for approximately 5 to 6 hours.

The crash remains under investigation.