Man, 4-Year-Old Son Struck, Killed By TrainRobert Brown
Trenton Police: Dad Tried Crossing Tracks With Son In Stroller
Feb 23 2012
http://www.wlwt.com/news/30519448/de...#ixzz1rHsNyRMrTRENTON, Ohio -- A man and his 4-year-old son were killed Wednesday evening by a CSX train.
Police chief Tim Traud said Robert Stacey Brown, 33, of Trenton, and his son, Robert Coy Brown, were struck by the train at Potter Avenue and E. State Street in Trenton just after 5 p.m.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. His son was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital by Miami Valley Care Flight, where he died.
Witnesses said Brown picked up a stroller and tried to cross the tracks, but they were struck.
"Witnesses said the gates were down, the lights were flashing, and the train sounded its horn. But at this point, until we view the video, I can't confirm that," said Trenton Police Chief Timothy Traud.
The chief said the victims weren't crossing at a designated crossing area, and pedestrians said that's typical.
"You see it all the time -- the train's coming through, and there kids running across and going around the barriers. I've done it myself against my better judgment, and I'm sure a lot of people have done it," said Shannon Lakes, who lives nearby.
Police said they do not know why Brown was crossing the tracks at that time.
The incident remains under investigation. Brown's remains were taken to the Butler
Family Recalls Father, Son Killed By Train
Feb 23 2012
http://www.wlwt.com/news/30525884/de...#ixzz1rHsxa9CATRENTON, Ohio -- Family members say a man killed by a train in Trenton on Wednesday night died while trying to save his son.
Brown's family said they were told that the boy's stroller got stuck on the tracks and his father was trying to save the boy when the train hit them.
"He worshiped his kid, absolutely loved him. He loved to fish and camp out with him. If there was a warm day, they were fishing," Debbie Willoughby said.
The family said the pair were returning from fishing when the accident happened.
"(The boy) loved to tell fish stories. He'd catch a fish this big and by the time he got home, it was (much bigger)," Willoughby said. "They would always grill hot dogs on the bonfire, always had a dog on a stick and marshmallows."
The boy's mother said she can't believe her son is gone.
"He's my only thing, my only thing that I looked forward in life," said Misty Brown.
Robert Stacey Brown and Robert Coy Brown
April 6 2012
Read more: http://www.wlwt.com/news/30831862/de...#ixzz1rHrsCjIHTRENTON, Ohio --[...]
The Butler County Coroner's Office said Robert Stacey Brown, 33, had alcohol and prescription drugs in his system when he and Robert Coy Brown, 4, were killed in Trenton on Feb. 22.
The Journal-News said the coroner's report stated Robert Stacey Brown picked up his son's stroller, then walked past warning gates into the path of the train without looking left or right.
Family members said previously the pair were returning from fishing when the incident happened.