1 person reported dead after thieves attempt to steal several cars from CSX rail yard Thursday

(Photo courtesy/CSX)
Posted by Scott Bolthouse
The Huron Hub
Oct. 23, 2020
11:15 AM EDT

A person has died following the attempted theft of several cars out of a CSX rail yard early Thursday morning, according to a media report. 

WDIV-Detroit is reporting that one person has died during the incident.

WDIV is reporting that the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that someone had died. It’s not clear if that person was in the vehicle that rolled over and was partially submerged.

Police are working to identify the man who died and notify his family.

CSX authorities would not confirm the death to The Huron Hub as of Thursday afternoon. 

CSX says shortly after 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, several people attempted to steal six vehicles from a CSX rail yard on Pennsylvania Road.

During the incident, one of the stolen vehicles ended up in a pond on the property.

Three of the six vehicles have been recovered.

Here is a statement from CSX media relations regarding an incident that took place early Thursday morning:

Shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning, several trespassers attempted to steal six vehicles from a CSX railyard in Romulus, MI. Three of the six vehicles have been recovered. CSX thanks the Romulus Police Department and Huron Township officers for their prompt response. CSX police are currently investigating the incident.

Original posting: Vehicle ends up in pond after thieves try to steal cars from CSX rail yard

Check back with The Huron Hub for an update when more information is available.



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