Pedestrian killed at Shelby County 11 railroad crossing

CHELSEA – Deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train at around 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12.

According to deputies, the incident occurred on a set of railroad tracks on Shelby County 11, near U.S. 31, in the Chelsea area.

A news update from the SCSO stated the railroad crossing on Shelby County 11 was shut down for a few hours, and traffic was rerouted at Shelby County 36 and motorists were urged to take alternate routes during that time.

The victim was identified as Chelsea High School senior Hunter Jones. A candlelight vigil in his memory was scheduled to take place at Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13.’

Jones

Shelby County Spokesperson Cindy Warner said counselors will be onsite for students at ChHS for students and staff, and expressed condolences for Jones’ family and friends.

“It has been a difficult day for our students, faculty and staff. Counselors were available today to help our students and faculty cope with this tragedy. We will continue to have counseling to assist our students in the coming days,” Warner said in a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathy to Hunter’s family and friends during this very difficult time.”

The accident is currently under investigation by the SCSO.