Wetumpka woman hit by train in Chilton County | News
CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - Authorities in Chilton County are looking in to the circumstances that led to an 18-year-old Wetumpka woman being struck by a train off of CR 63 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Verbena Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a railroad crossing on CR 63 in Chilton County around 2:30 Wednesday morning after a call from a CSX employee said there was a person there who had just been hit by a train. When they arrived they found a young, white female suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries.
Despite the severity of her injuries, the unidentified young woman was conscious, alert, and able to speak to deputies. She was transported to UAB Hospital for treatment.
Investigators made contact with the girl's family later that day who identified her as 18-year-old Courtney Parrish from Wetumpka. Authorities were unable to comment on Parrish's condition at this time.
According to Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis, investigators are still working to determine why she was on the railroad tracks so early in the morning and how she got there.
An initial investigation indicates the subject was laying on the tracks at the time she was struck. Davis added that at this time, there is no evidence of foul play or that any alcohol or drugs were involved.
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