2 Chattanoogans among victims in McMinn County train crash

2 Chattanoogans among victims in McMinn County train crash

June 22nd, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Two Chattanooga residents are among the victims in a car-train collision that happened Thursday night in Calhoun, Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The THP's accident report said the crash happened when the northbound Ford Fusion turned across the tracks into a driveway. The Norfolk Southern train hit the car's right side, knocking it off the tracks and down an embankment where it came to rest upside down, according to the crash report.

The driver, Wendy M. Humphreys, 45, of Chattanooga, was not wearing a safety belt. Her passengers, Johnny M. Ashworth, 46, of Chattanooga, and 17-year-old Jasmine Ashworth, of Calhoun, Ga., were belted in, but the THP trooper's report said it wouldn't have made a difference in the violent collision.


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