Chilhowie sight collision kills male and 7-year-old girl; searchers work by …

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Posted: Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 9:14 pm

Updated: 9:24 pm, Sun Jun 29, 2014.

Chilhowie sight collision kills male and 7-year-old girl; searchers work by charge to find 8-year-old


A 52-year-old male and a 7-year-old lady were killed this afternoon, though an 8-year-old child survived an collision with a sight in Chilhowie. The children are believed to have been a man’s grandchildren.

Major Mike Hounshell with a Smyth County Sheriff’s Office pronounced Sunday dusk that when officers arrived on a scene, they schooled that a child was blank and immediately began a hunt for him. The searchers, that enclosed deputies, a state trooper, and members of a Chilhowie military and glow departments, kept job a boy’s name and he finally answered.

The fearful boy, Hounshell said, had apparently taken off on a route that led to his grandparents’ house.

Hounshell and Robin Chapman, orator for Norfolk-Southern Railroad, pronounced a child was ecstatic to Johnston Memorial Hospital for regard though suffered no critical injuries. Hounshell pronounced investigators were interviewing a child Sunday evening.

Hounshell credited a integrity of 3 deputies, a guard and Chilhowie firefighters who continued acid for a child in a midst of a complicated storm. “They substantially saved his life,” he said.

The 3 were on a tyrannise stand nearby Pine Street when a occurrence happened around 2 p.m. Chapman pronounced when a Norfolk-Southern westbound sight encountered a 3 people on a marks a puncture brakes were practical and a alarm blew. The child forsaken down between a tracks, Chapman said, and a male and lady stood to a side though were struck and killed. Hounshell pronounced officers are articulate with a child to establish how he survived.

The bridge, that crosses a South Fork Holston River, is estimated to be about 200-feet-long.

“We are operative with a Smyth County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation,” Chapman said. Hounshell also remarkable that a review is being finished cooperatively with Norfolk Southern and a Chilhowie Police Department.

Hounshell pronounced a names of a victims were being funded until extended family members could be notified.

When an collision of this inlet happens a sight organisation is given a choice of carrying a deputy organisation come in to pierce a train, Chapman said, and they are offering a choice of holding time off as good as counseling.


Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 9:14 pm.

Updated: 9:24 pm.

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