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Victim killed by passing train identified

By Beacon Journal staff

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BARBERTON: An Akron man has been identified as the person killed Monday by a passing train in Barberton.

Jason Strickland, 37, died instantly when he was struck at 2 p.m. by the CSX train.

Authorities say he was sitting on the CSX tracks at Coventry Road and State Street in Barberton and was attempting to stand up when he was struck by the train.

Barberton police are investigating the incident.

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