Man in wheelchair fatally struck by train

AKRON -- A 52-year-old man was fatally struck by a train early Sunday morning.

The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office says Bennie Jarvis was in a motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a northbound train.

The incident happened at a railroad crossing on Broadway and East South Street in Akron.

Jarvis was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 a.m.

The incident remains under investigation.


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