Train kills two teens

September 7, 2016

For The Mountain Advocate

Jami Cook has a message for people regarding walking on railroad tracks following the death of her 18-year-old son and another young man early Tuesday morning.

“Stay off the railroad tracks. They are not safe. You can hear them coming. You can see them coming, but stay off them railroad tracks,” she said Tuesday. “Trains do run those tracks and they aren’t easy to stop.”

Cook’s oldest son, Jordan X. Carr, 18, of Williamsburg, and his friend, Cody E. Stevens, 18, of Barbourville, died after being struck by a northbound CSX train about 2 a.m. near Highway 26 at Underwood Road near the Family Dollar store.

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