Cumberland Times-News

April 14, 2014

CSX seeking dismissal of suit - 04/15

Cumberland Times-News

— CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Railroad company CSX is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the death of a Putnam County teenager who was hit by a train.

The company said in its response to the lawsuit that it wasn’t negligent. The company also said Jacob Ball was trespassing.

Ball died in 2012 after being hit by a train while walking home from school. The 16-year-old’s father, Richard Dwayne Ball, sued CSX, the city of Hurricane and the Putnam County Board of Education.