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Train kills 3 trying to escape SUV stuck on Georgia tracks

November 11, 2021 GMT

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — Three people died in middle Georgia after a train hit a vehicle struck on the tracks.

Local news outlets report 47-year-old Chris Burkett was trying to help 93-year-old Shirley Treadwell and 66-year-old Debra Ruth Hall out of a Ford Flex that got stuck on a private crossing over the Norfolk Southern Railway near Forsyth on Wednesday.

All three died when the train hit the SUV around 6:30 p.m. Monroe County deputies say.

Norfolk Southern said it had no additional information beyond what the sheriff’s office released.