Cattle killed when train strikes stranded tractor-trailer


It appears the trailer of a truck hauling cattle became hung up on a railroad crossing north of Lima, Ohio Thursday and was struck by a train causing the death of 29 cows.

The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. near Route 65, according to the Lima News. The truck’s driver, 33-year-old Kyle Shroyer of Danville, Indiana, was not in the truck when it was struck by the slow-moving freight train.

It is reported there is a steep incline up to the crossing. According to Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Greg Westrick, who was at the scene, the truck became stuck when the trailer bottomed out at the crossing, and couldn’t be moved before the train approached.

The accident is still being investigated.