Fatal train collision ruled an accident

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The Erie County Coroner rules a fatal collision with a train as accidental.

It happened just before 3 p.m. May 10 on the CSX train tracks between West Lake and West Ridge Road in Girard Township.

State Police say 78-year-old Richard Pitonyak was traveling north on Fairplain Road when the train struck the side of the SUV.

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