Roane County community raises money for families of train crash

Roane County community raises money for families of train crash victims

Darius Gallaher Darius Gallaher
Hunter Crass Hunter Crass
Jadah Gallaher Jadah Gallaher
Rod Drummond Rod Drummond
HARRIMAN (WATE) - The Roane County community has rallied behind the families of the victims from the tragic train accident that happened over a week ago to show all of them how loved they are. 

Rod Drummond, 22, and Jadah Gallaher, 18, died when the train hit their car.

Jadah's brother, Darius Gallaher, 21, and Hunter Crass, 20, were injured. Gallaher is still in the hospital in stable condition and Crass has been released.

Since that crash, the community in Harriman has come together to support the families.

"We are one Roane County" is the message Roane County Sports Editor Randy Ellis says demonstrates this area's support for one another. He's selling t-shirts with the hash-tag,"Roane County Strong" to raise funds for the families.

"We all wear different jerseys, different colors and have different mascots, but when one of our community members is affected by tragedy we all come together as one for Roane County," Ellis said.

Ellis, who is also a county commissioner, says it's a relief to know TDOT is making the intersection a top priority but he says he doesn't want them to stop there.

"We want to see that improve so it doesn't happen in the future, but I also want to call on TDOT to review all the crossings in Roane County."

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