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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Marion Troopers Investigating a Fatal Crash Involving a CSX Locomotive & Amish Buggy

Marion – Troopers from the Marion Post are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on June 19, 2024, at approximately 4:40 PM, on County Road 5 in Marion County. 


The crash involved a horse drawn carriage, operated by Edward Gingerich, age 14, of Marion, Ohio. 


The second vehicle involved was a CSX locomotive.


 The preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Gingerich was traveling northbound on County Road 5 when he lost control of the horse drawn carriage. The locomotive was traveling eastbound when the carriage struck the side of the locomotive.

Mr. Gingerich was ejected from the carriage and pronounced deceased at the scene.


Mr. Gingerich was transported from the scene by the Marion County Coroner’s Office to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office.


The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Scioto Valley Fire and EMS, CSX rail company, and the Marion County Coroner’s Office.


The crash remains under investigation.


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