HICKSVILLE, Ohio (WANE) — A pedestrian was hit by a train and killed early Friday in Hicksville.
The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on the CSX tracks east of Casebeer-Miller Road, just west of the village.
Police arrived to find the body of a man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police in Hicksville said they received a call around 7:00 a.m. regarding a man who was missing from a home on Fountain Street in Hicksville. The description of the missing man matched the description of the man who had been hit by the train.
The man was later identified as 18-year-old Logan Schambers of Avilla, Indiana. Schambers is also a former resident of Hicksville, Ohio.
Authorities are working to determine why the man was on the tracks at the time.
Anyone with information to further the investigation is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (419) 784-1155 or Hicksville Police at (419) 542-6661.