Train Accident in Cook County Kills Two, Four Others Sent to Hospitals

[UPDATE] -- Lenox, GA -- May 13, 2012 --

New information has been released on the car that was hit by a train in Lenox Georgia. Two people were killed in the incident, according to the Cook County coroner. They were 5 year old Lazavious Blackman... and his uncle 21 year old Keon Edwards Blackman.

The incident happened on Friday 5/11/12. The other 4 passengers included 3 more children all under the ages of 7... as well as their mother Princess Gamble. There was no barrier or flashing light on the road where the car was hit... Which concerns some citizens.

According to the coroner, the uncle was taking the children to Miami to spend the summer with their father.

Lenox, GA -- May 11, 2012 --

A train hits a car on railroad tracks killing three people. his happened in Lenox, Georgia, just northwest of Valdosta.

A family of six was in that car. Three died, but the other three were injured.

One person who lives near the tracks says the train did not blow its alarm whistle.

It struck the car on East College Avenue and Railroad Street, and dragged the car about three hundred yards down the track.

One of the passengers was airlifted to a hospital in Macon, Georgia.

Other passengers were taken to hospitals in Valdosta and Tifton.

The conditions of those taken to hospitals are not known at this time. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.


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  • by adrienne Location: tifon ga on May 30, 2012 at 05:39 AM
    They need to seriously work on getting some cross arms in that location before that happens again no matter who could be in the wrong my prayers are with the family what a terrible tragic lost.
  • by are we there yet on May 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM
    when its your turn you dont know how you gonna leave here no matter how you gonna go he gonna get you you just make sure your soul is right.
  • by Me Location: Miami on May 15, 2012 at 01:54 PM
    My Heart Goes Out To The Blackman Family. I Knew Keon From 9th -12Th Grade Of His School Year. I will Always Remeber Him For Walking The Halls LOL!!!! He Will Be Truly Missed.
  • by dwalk68 Location: tallahassee on May 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    I wish they could make an overpass for those trains. I lost my baby brother to a train accident.
  • by south ga citizen Location: south ga on May 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM
    There was a STOP sign as you can see on the video. Of course, everyone wants to blame the train conductor for not blowing his whistle. Real easy...STOP...LOOK...AND LISTEN!
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      by joe blow on May 15, 2012 at 05:04 AM in reply to south ga citizen
      You talk that trash now until it happens to one of your family members
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        by Anonymous on May 16, 2012 at 05:02 PM in reply to joe blow
        Alert drivers who know what they're doing don't have these problems.
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          by Hummingbird on May 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM in reply to
          You sound silly. No matter who is at fault, the BIG PICTURE here is someone lost a son, brother, uncle, a family that they can't get back. You sound so heartless. We all make mistakes. Stop posting stupid comments.
  • by jspade Location: mia on May 14, 2012 at 07:05 AM
    i cant believe that town doesnt care about citizens safety we need signs orsum type of instructions on the road thats ythey give u a driver lic test an on them testes they have signs for uto study an rail road is on der so y isnt der any signs in that lil small town please pray for dis fam an lets help support dem an not da train corp dey are the victims deyda one lost am members not da any one from da train comp thats sad dat that town dont have signs to warn u about a rain is cumin
  • by Kenya Location: Miami, FL on May 14, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    My prayers goes out to the family. Keon will truly be missed. ATI family...
  • by Tea Party Patriot on May 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
    Tea party members voted to eliminate this. Vote them out!
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      by Hey Lib on May 14, 2012 at 06:50 AM in reply to Tea Party Patriot
      How can something be eliminated that wasn't there in the first place?
  • by joann Location: cairo ga on May 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    I am sorry for their family and them that were in the car hope the people that live will be ok. may god bless you all.and get you tho.
  • by Rip Fam Location: Florida on May 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    Pleasse do your research before you type..this station did not report the full story, there were no stop bars.
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