Man and son killed after being hit by train in Trenton

Robert S. Brown (Source: Trenton Police Department)
Robert S. Brown (Source: Trenton Police Department)

TRENTON, OH (FOX19) - A man and his 4-year-old son have died after being hit by a train in Trenton late Wednesday afternoon.

According to Trenton Police, the accident happened at Potter Avenue & East State Street. Robert S. Brown, 33, was crossing the street with his son, Robert C. Brown, in a stroller before being hit by the train.

"They were attempting to cross the tracks. [Brown] picked the stroller up that the child was in, picked it up and attempted to cross in front of the train," said Trenton Police Chief Timothy Traud.

Police say that the two were thrown by the train due to the impact.

The father died at the scene. The boy was flown by Careflight to Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The child died of his injuries at the hospital.

Those who live along the track say it's impossible to not see or hear a train coming, but Trenton resident Haley Manning says a lot of people risk it.

"I've seen so many kids run across the tracks while there is trains coming. I've seen cars fly over the tracks with the rails going down," she said.

But Manning's never seen anyone get killed until now.

"My prayers go out to their family, but you have to take into account when you're with your child you're suppose to protect them and you don't take risk like that," she said.

Police are continuing to investigate the accident.

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