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8-18-17 Traffic Fatality/Train - 2201 Hamill Rd


  • Vehicle #1 was traveling west on Hamill Road and had stopped at the railroad crossing
  • The gates were extended with flashing lights and a sounding bell
  • A train that was traveling northbound on the closest track to vehicle #1 finished crossing Hamill Road
  • The driver did not wait on the gates to raise and proceeded around the gate prematurely
  • Another train on the parallel track that was moving southbound struck the vehicle in-between the two lowered gates
  • The single occupant was declared deceased at the scene
  • Officers with the CPD Traffic Division are processing evidence from the crash

Vehicle #1

2015 Hyundai Sonata

Driver #1

Judy Kay Peer (female, 69)

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available.

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NOTE: The preceding information is preliminary and is subject to change as the investigation continues.

Chattanooga Police Department
3410 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406 (map)

Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Emergencies: 911

To report a crime or request assistance: (423) 698-2525

General Information:
(423) 643-5000

Crime Prevention and Community Outreach:
(423) 643-5090

Crime Stoppers Hotline:
(423) 698-3333

Drug Tip Hotline:
(423) 493-BUST (2878)

 

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