State approves crossing upgrade

DESHLER — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has approved making improvements at a railroad crossing on Henry County E, just north of Deshler, that was the site of a fatal car-train crash in 2013.
Rebecca McCoy-Basore, 48, of Hamilton, was killed on Feb. 17 when she failed to yield at the crossing for a northbound CSX train.
The crossing will be upgraded with mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates by Oct. 22.
Federal funds will pay for the upgrade.


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