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Train strikes parked car, driver killed

A Rockwood man was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train at the railroad crossing on Mountain View Road near midnight Friday, Feb. 15.

The preliminary incident report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol indicated Jesse E. Shipwash, 28, of Rockwood, was parked on the tracks in a 2010 Hyundai Accent when struck by a northbound train on the Norfolk Southern railway line.

“The Train sounded all proper warning signals, horns, and lights as it approached the railroad crossing at Mountain View Rd.,” reported Trooper Nathaniel Crow.

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