2 struck by train, killed near Chapel Hill - WKRN News 2

2 struck by train, killed near Chapel Hill

Posted: Updated: Dec 17, 2011 04:58 PM CST

Two people were killed Saturday morning when a train struck them near their home in the Holts Corner community near Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

Wanda Kelly and her grandson, 9-year-old Michael Polk died instantly.

Lieutenant Bruce Gildersleeve with the Tennessee Highway Patrol told Nashville's News 2 a white sedan attempted to cross the tracks on Thick Road and was struck by the train around 9 a.m.
The crossing has no lights or crossing arm.

"Every time I go down the highway I pray," said a friend of the family who asked not to be identified.

"This is a dangerous spot."
Paula Ashworth who works at the gas station across the street echoed those sentiments.
"They need to do lights," said Ashworth.
"They need to do arms. They need to do something."
Police have not yet determined whether or not the conductor blew the horn.
The wreck is still under investigation.



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