Man fatally struck by train in Greene County identified

UPDATE @ 2:01 p.m.: 

The man who died after being struck by a train in Fairborn was identified as Christopher L. Walker.

Walker was 27 years old and a Fairborn resident, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

A cause of death has not been determined yet. The incident is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

UPDATE @ 8:22 a.m.:

Spangler Road has reopened after a person was fatally struck by a train in Fairborn.

UPDATE @ 7:59 a.m.:

Fairborn Fire Department Battalion Chief Laura Conley-Kerr confirmed the person struck by a train in Fairborn has died.

Spangler Road remains closed as officials investigate.

UPDATE @ 6:57 a.m.:

Spangler Road will be closed between North Broad Street and Yellow Springs Fairfield Road for three to five hours following a confirmed pedestrian strike by a train at the I-675 overpass Thursday morning, Fairborn Fire Department Battalion Chief Laura Conley-Kerr said.

Norfolk Southern Railway notified officials immediately and stopped the train, she said.

The railroad crossing was functioning properly at the time of the accident, Conley-Kerr said.

“Be careful. It’s never a good idea to walk on the tracks or be on the tracks, especially during the night. There is no way to see or locate you,” she said.

Black Lane remains open to traffic.

No further information was made available.

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

UPDATE @ 6:12 a.m.:

The Greene County Coroner’s Office is responding to the scene of the accident, according to Greene County dispatchers.


A person was reportedly struck by a train in Fairborn Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to the area underneath the Interstate 675 bridge between Spangler Road and Black Lane around 5:40 a.m.

Further information was not available.

We are working to learn more and will update this report as information becomes available.

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