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Two Fatal Train Crashes Occur in Central Georgia in Two Days

July 10, 2019

GEORGIA – According to a news report published online at, two fatal train crashes occurred in Central Georgia in just two days. One of the crashes happened in Reynolds, Georgia, and the other happened in Chauncey, Georgia. Two people were tragically killed in the accidents, and three people sustained injuries, according to the news report.*

The first of the crashes occurred in Chauncey and involved a Norfolk Southern train and a logging truck. The crossing where the accident happened was not named in the story. 13 WMAZ reports that one person was tragically killed in the crash, and two people sustained injuries. The victims of this wreck were not identified in the news report. 

The following day, another tragic train crash happened, again involving a Norfolk Southern train. 13 WMAZ reports that at the Crest Hill Street crossing in Reynolds, a train collided with a passenger car, causing the tragic death of a 61-year-old man from Reynolds. The news report further states that the man’s 11-year-old grandson was in the vehicle with him, and the boy was transported to the Medical Center, Navicent Health with serious injuries. 

Both accidents are still under investigation, and current medical conditions for the injured persons have not been reported. The crossings where the crashes occurred do not have crossing gates, prompting some people to question whether the crossings are safe. 

Norfolk Southern released a statement to the media saying that decisions about what crossings are equipped with lights and crossing gates are made by state departments of transportation, not by rail companies. Norfolk Southern also reminded the public that it takes a long distance for trains to stop when operators see hazards on the tracks. 

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