Train-Pedestrian Death Declared Suicide
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Aug 25 2014 2:58PM
The death of a Blackford County woman who was struck by a freight train Sunday morning in Montpelier has been ruled a suicide.
Blackford County Sheriff’s Deputies have determined that 29-year old Monica Schultz of Hartford City had been suffering from emotional problems. Police say Schultz was seen on surveillance video from a nearby gas station stopping her car and walking to the middle of the tracks and then faced the northbound freight train before it struck her.
The incident happened early Sunday morning at the highway 18 crossing in Montpelier.