Ruling made in Warren firefighter’s death

WARREN — The March 14 death of Warren firefighter Casey L. Klein was accidental, according to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office.

The ruling from Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk is traumatic asphyxia.

Klein, 43, was found dead underneath an all-terrain vehicle near a ditch on Fisher Corinth Road and old state Route 5 in Vernon. A train operator from Norfolk Southern Railroad called 911 to report the discovery.

Klein joined the fire department in 2002 and was in line to be promoted to lieutenant this year. He also served in the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.