Ravenna Township discusses railroad crossing

7:25 AM, Oct 15, 2013   |    comments
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RAVENNA, Ohio -- Township trustees are meeting in Ravenna tonight to discuss possible safety enhancements to a railroad crossing.

This comes after Sierra Thornton, 15, was hit by a train and killed in the crossing last Sunday.

Thornton was just learning to drive and had her father and four sisters inside of the pickup truck at the time of the crash.

All of the passengers survived the accident.

The Ravenna community has held vigils and created memorials for Thornton at the crossing, but now the community is trying to do something about safety there.

The trustees say the last crash there occurred about 35 years ago and the road crossed by the tracks is a private drive leading to just three homes.

They're hoping to act as liaisons with the railroad company to see about the addition of lights, gates, or something to make sure this never happens again.


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