Train derailed in Medina County shuts down traffic on SR 301

Published: May. 17, 2023 at 6:29 AM EDT
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SPENCER, Ohio (WOIO) - A train derailment in Medina County has shut down SR 301 in Spencer, Ohio indefinitely.

Officials said 301 is closed off at SR 162.

Police said the train not believed to be carrying any hazardous materials.

Five empty cars are blocking the railroad crossing where the derailment occurred.

Residents said they heard a loud bang and screeching around 11:30 p.m..

A witness said she saw the train hit a light by the tracks and tear the crossing gate down as it came off the tracks.

Officials said the train is owned by Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company, who is on scene working to clear the crossing.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.