Pedestrian struck and killed by train overnight in Lakewood

Pedestrian struck and killed by train overnight in Lakewood
Several roads closed in Lakewood after train struck and killed pedestrian (Buffington, Randolph)

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - Several roads were closed Monday morning at railroad crossings in Lakewood after a train hit Gabriel Lopez, 29, late Sunday overnight.

Lakewood Police Dispatch was contacted by Norfolk Southern Railroad Police indicating that a person was struck by an eastbound train.

The railroad crew reported that the Cleveland-area resident was seen laying on the tracks, between the rails as they approached traveling eastbound.

The male did not move and was struck by the train near Cranford Avenue.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, October 15, 2018

Around 6:30 a.m. the train was moved.

Lakewood Police re-opened all the roads just before 8 a.m.

The investigation is continuing and we are awaiting a ruling on the manner and cause of death from the Medical Examiner’s office.

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