1 dead in crash involving train and pickup truck in Loudon County

PHILADELPHIA, Tenn. (WATE) – THP confirmed one person died after a crash involving a train and pickup truck in Loudon County on Saturday night.

The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Anna Hope. The crash happened around 6:00 p.m. near Sweetwater Valley Farm off Lee Highway in Philadelphia.

THP said Hope, who was travelling northbound on Highway 11, turned left to travel down a private drive, which intersected with a railroad track. She failed to yield to an oncoming train. The train struck Hope’s vehicle, causing it to overturn. According to reports, Hope was not wearing a seat belt and as a result was ejected from her truck.

THP says the operator of the train was uninjured and the train undamaged.