Fatal Train – Pedestrian Incident at Oak and Huber Streets in Marion


On September 5, 2021, at approximately 9:42 a.m., officers of the Marion Police Department responded to the area of Oak St. and Huber St. to investigate a report of a deceased male on the train tracks.

Officers and detectives determined through their investigation that John W. McQueen, age 71 of Marion, Ohio, had crawled through the train cars of a stopped train when the train began to move. Mr. McQueen was fatally injured during this incident that occurred at approximately 8:15 p.m. on September 4, 2021.

This case remains under investigation, if you have any information that may be helpful to detectives please call 740-387-2222.

“The men and women of the Marion Police Department are saddened by the events of last night that led to the death of Mr. McQueen. We would like to take this opportunity to warn others that climbing over or around the cars on a stopped train is extremely dangerous. We understand that a stopped train can cause an inconvenience, but the time saved is not worth the risk of crossing through or under a stopped train” said Marion Police Chief Jay McDonald.


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