Around 8:40 p.m. last night a 16 year old boy was struck by a train on Darius Street between Mound Street and Park Boulevard.
Police said the Tyler M. Kinney was waiting for a train to pass going southbound.
He had his back turned to the northbound train that struck him. The train struck him just off of the tracks.The police suspect Kinney did not hear the on oncoming train because he was wearing ear buds.
Nieghbor Melody Utley was notified about the accident by a bystander who told her to call 911. Utley said Kinney appeared responsive before paramedics took him to the hospital. He was transported to Marion General Hospital before he was taken to Columbus by helicopter.
According to Utley Kinney appeared to be responsive before paramedics took him to Marion General Hospital He was then flown by Lifeflight to Columbus. where as of last night he was in critical condition.