The railroad crossings through downtown Tullahoma were blocked for a while Friday morning following a car-train collision at the Grundy Street crossing.
Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell stated Friday afternoon that the crossings were blocked for about an hour.
The conductor of the CSX train told Tullahoma Police that the crossing gates were closing and two vehicles went through. A 2009 Impala operated by 94 year-old Thomas Gwynn of Ragan Street who started across the tracks but stopped and backed up and was not able to get off of the tracks before the train struck the car.
Gwynn’s car suffered front-end damage and had to be towed from the crash scene. He was not injured in the accident.
The various railroad crossing were blocked while police and rail officials investigated the accident.
Anyone wanting to go from the west side of town to the east had to travel over the viaduct or go to the underpass on South Washington Street.