Information from WYSH Radio
Two people were killed and two others seriously injured after a train crashed into a car Friday evening in Harriman.
Three of the four people in the car were basketball players at Roane State Community College, including two siblings, according to school officials. The Tennessee Highway Patrol report states that their vehicle was heading west on Tanglewood Drive when it attempted to cross at a railroad crossing and was hit by a train at around 8:45 p.m. Friday.
According to the report, 20-year-old Darius J. Gallaher of Harriman was driving the car and the passengers have been identified as 22-year-old Roderick Drummond from Greenville, S.C., 18-year-old Jadah Gallaher of Harriman, and 20-year-old Hunter Crass from Harriman.
According to THP, Drummond and Jadah Gallaher died as a result of the crash. Jadah’s brother, Darius Gallaher (critical), and Hunter Crass (serious) are both recovering at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, WYSH said Monday. Drummond and Darius Gallaher played on the men’s basketball team, while Jadah was part of the women’s team. Darius and Jadah were siblings.
Hunter Crass and his father, a local pastor, gained attention in East Tennessee earlier this year when they helped pull three boys from an icy lake.
The two Norfolk Southern employees on the train were not hurt in the crash, according to THP.
The preliminary report also shows charges are pending.
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