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Norfolk Southern denies fault in deadly train accident

Norfolk Southern says it's not at fault for a deadly train crash that killed two people and hurt two others.

The crash last May killed two Roane State Community College basketball players: Roderick Drummond and Jadah Gallaher. Two others were hurt: the driver and Gallaher's brother, Darius Gallaher, and Hunter Crass.

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Family, survivors sue railroad over fatal 2014 car-train crash

In January, the survivors and the family of Judah Gallaher filed a lawsuit against Norfolk Southern. They claim the train crew did not sound the horn and there was poor visibility at the crossing.

Norfolk Southern now refutes those claims.

In court documents it says the"huge and highly visible train was blowing its horn repeatedly, ringing its bell repeatedly" and was "shining its headlights."

The railroad says the car's driver should have stopped or slowed down.


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