PHOTOS COURTESY OF NORTH LAWRENCE FIRE DEPARTMENT
DGKN staff report
No injuries were reported in a crash involving a commercial truck and a Norfolk Southern train Monday morning in the 3700 block of Manchester Avenue NW.
North Lawrence Fire Department responded to the call at 7:45 a.m. Aug. 15 and found a single commercial vehicle off the roadway with heavy damage, according to an incident release by NLFD Officer B. Johnston available on NLFD’s Facebook page. The driver of the truck was evaluated at the scene and did not appear to be injured. North Lawrence members assisted with traffic control, scene safety and helped rail officials until about 11 a.m.
State Route 93 was shut down while the scene was cleared. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, trains were seen traveling on the tracks again.
Reed’s towing, Ohio Department of Transportation, county road department and Lawrence and Tuscarawas road departments responded.
After assessment of the derailment it was found that 19 cars had been derailed from the track, the release states. Stark County HAZMAT was requested and rail officials and HAZMAT found there to be no leaks or hazardous conditions, the release states. Johnston’s Facebook post thanks the following: Cencom dispatchers, Norfolk Southern Corp, Lawrence Township Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, ODOT, Reeds Towing, Stark County HAZMAT, Stark County Emergency Management Agency, Stark County Engineers Office, Lawrence and Tuscarawas road departments, REACT.