LEETONIA, Ohio (WKBN) – Leetonia police say they’ve identified two men who helped out during Monday’s deadly train crash.
Police said Glenn Buzzard and Jeremy Linderman, who both live nearby in Leetonia, helped out.
Leetonia Police Chief Allen Haueter said the second man was identified after a story that ran on WKBN, showing his picture. A neighbor came forward to identify him.
Police said Linderman is the man who administered first aid after the rescue.
Sally Davies, 89, of Greenville, Pennsylvania, died when the train hit the car she was in. The car was stuck at the crossing on Chestnut Street in Leetonia.
Police said she refused to get out of the car without her dog.
Her husband, 92-year-old Ronald Davies, made it out alive but he is still in serious, critical condition.
Officer Logan Malik was the first on the scene. He said the two men who helped play an important role.
“I remember the one gentleman, the first one on the scene, actually got the dog out of the vehicle for me and he…was attempting to get to the female, but he kind of ran out of time, so then I made my attempt,” he said. “The other gentleman… he came and rendered aid. Phenomenal. He did a great job.”
Officer Alan Schaffer wasn’t on duty at the time, but also helped with the rescue.