published Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Member of Hennen family killed by train

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    Hamilton County Sheriff's Office investigators comb the site where two people were struck and killed by a train near Sale Creek, Tenn.
    Photo by Tracey Trumbull /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are still investigating what led to the deaths of a young man and woman struck by a train early this morning.

Michael Hennen, 27, and Hannah Barnes, 19, were killed after they were struck by a Norfolk Southern train about 6 a.m., according to sources. Michael Hennen is the son of Hennen’s restaurant founder Tim Hennen.

It’s unclear what Hennen and Barnes were doing on the tracks.

The train crew sounded the horn before striking them, according to railroad officials.

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cannonball said...

What a shame.

August 22, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.
rolando said...

Indeed. So young.

August 22, 2011 at 9:05 p.m.
ElleEmMo said...

Our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of these two young people. This is such a sudden, sad and tragic loss. I pray that God comforts you as only He can and that their souls are at peace. God bless.

August 22, 2011 at 11:12 p.m.
myopinion101 said...

What a shame! Two young lives! Strange though, guess the whole story will some out soon, or maybe not! One 27, and the boss, and one 19, a subordinate. Strange indeed. Sometimes 2 + 2 just don't add up to 4.

August 23, 2011 at 1:47 p.m.
eastridge8 said...

This is very strange to say the least. More questions than answers...My Prayers are with both families.

August 23, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.
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