METRO DIGEST | Warren firefighter killed


VERNON

Warren firefighter Casey L. Klein was killed in an apparent accident when his all-terrain vehicle overturned in a ditch along the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in Vernon Township and pinned him underneath.

Klein’s body was discovered by railroad personnel who stopped their train and reported the accident to the Trumbull 911 Center shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the 911 log, train personnel said there was an ATV in a ditch and someone was down and not moving.

The incident occurred near Fisher Corinth Road NE and old state Route 5 NE in Vernon. It is not known precisely when the accident, which is being investigated by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department, occurred.

Klein has been with the fire department since 2001.

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