Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Simpson County Fatal Accident (Pedestrian vs. Train)
Date of News Release: 05/02/2007
(Bowling Green) - A Pedestrian (Reathell J. Sorrells) was attempting to cross the railroad tracks as the CSX train was rolling soutbound. Mr. Reathell J. Sorrells for an unknown reason continued to walk across the tracks and was struck on the front left side by the train. Mr. Sorrells was taken to the Franklin Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. The subject attempted to cross the tracks in an open area and not at a designated crossing. The horn and bell were activated on the train at the time of the accident. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are being released.