Truck Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

A Cleveland truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter involving the death of a Norfolk Southern conductor in a grade crossing incident on March 7.

Ryan Hundley, the driver of a dump truck that struck and killed conductor Louis Schuster, appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court for an arraignment hearing last Thursday. A judge set Hundley’s bond at $10,000.

The incident occurred on the property of Cleveland Cliffs at a grade crossing marked only with a stop sign.

The NS train was working in the plant at the time of the collision and was making a reverse move.

A police report said the scene was dimly lighted and the design of the truck’s cab partly obstructed the driver’s view.

Hundley reportedly stopped at the crossing and then moved ahead.

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