Police investigate after train hits Salem man

SALEM — A city man’s condition is still uncertain after he was struck by a train Friday night near the Lincoln and Ellsworth avenue crossings. According to police reports, Allin Xander Swaney, of South Lundy Avenue, had been walking along the railroad tracks at South Lincoln Avenue when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train at 7:30 p.m. After originally being dispatched to the area to assist Perry Township, where Salem police thought the train vs. pedestrian crash occurred, they learned that it actually happened in the city. According to police, Swaney was found sitting behind the Simmons Feed Mill with visible head trauma. After being transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by KLG ambulance, he was transferred to the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital trauma center in Youngstown. Salem and Perry Township fire personnel also were on site.


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