“Teenager and Mother Killed in Tragic Train Collision”

By | July 25, 2023



A 17-year-old and his mother were killed when their car was hit by a train in Wilcox County, Georgia. The collision occurred on State Route 159, and the car had crossed a marked railroad crossing with activated safety arms and flashing lights. The car was struck by a CSX freightliner on the passenger’s side. The victims were identified as Dallas Corbin Dozier, 17, and his mother, Brandy Elizabeth Drinnon, 34. Both were thrown from the car and died at the scene. The crash is currently under investigation. Tanasia Kenney reported

A tragic accident in Wilcox County, Georgia, claimed the lives of a 17-year-old boy and his mother after their car was struck by an oncoming train. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the collision occurred on July 20 along State Route 159. The preliminary report states that the 2016 Kia Optima the victims were driving crossed a marked railroad crossing with its safety arms activated and lowered. The red flashing lights were also active and illuminated at the time of the incident.

Despite the safety measures in place, the driver of the car steered around the safety arms and onto the tracks, where it was hit by a CSX freightliner. The impact occurred on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, resulting in the deaths of both individuals. The victims were identified as 17-year-old Dallas Corbin Dozier and his mother, 34-year-old Brandy Elizabeth Drinnon.

Dozier, a student at Hawkinsville High School, was described as a well-mannered young man who enjoyed gaming. His mother, Drinnon, was a self-employed tattoo artist who loved drawing, listening to music, fishing, and spending time at the beach with her family. The community mourns the loss of these two individuals, and memorial services have been held to honor their lives.

The crash remains under investigation as authorities try to determine the circumstances that led to this tragic accident. Wilcox County, located about 150 miles southeast of Atlanta, is now grappling with the aftermath of this devastating incident. The loss of these two lives serves as a reminder of the importance of obeying traffic laws and safety precautions, especially when it comes to railroad crossings..

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