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Fostoria, OH – Two Killed in US-224 Crash with Train near US-23

Fostoria, OH (May 26, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Thursday afternoon claimed the lives of two people. The Ohio State Highway Patrol was informed of the accident at around 1:30 p.m. on May 23.

According to official reports, a Kia Soul was traveling north on US Highway 224 when it was struck by a northbound CSX train near US Route 23. Two people in the Kia sustained fatal injuries. They were both pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities identified the victims as 72-year-old Ellen Atherton and 75-year-old Rex Atherton. No other injuries were reported. The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are currently investigating the accident.

We offer our condolences to the families of Ellen Atherton and Rex Atherton.

A group of candles lit in the dark.Fatal motor vehicle accidents have a profound and heartbreaking impact on families, leading to emotional distress and financial burdens. Acting quickly to gather evidence after the loss of a loved one in such an accident is crucial, as vital video footage is often erased within 72 hours. Our Rapid Response team is already working to collect ODOT video footage related to this tragic incident.

At Merriman Legal, LLC, we know the urgency of immediate action following a fatal car accident. We are deeply committed to assisting those who have lost family members in such accidents with obtaining the justice and rightful compensation they deserve. Our skilled Fostoria wrongful death lawyers will tirelessly advocate to hold those responsible for negligence accountable and secure the maximum compensation for our clients.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a complimentary consultation with our Fostoria car accident attorneys at (216) 522-9000. We are here to stand by your side during this challenging period and work toward securing the compensation necessary for your family’s well-being.

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