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TRAGIC WEEKEND

PRESS RELEASE
TRAGIC WEEKEND
CRISP COUNTY- November 13, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017 around 3:00 PM Crisp County Sheriff’s Office was advised that a Norfolk Southern
Railroad train struck an individual on the tracks about two miles south of Cordele. Norfolk Southern Railroad
employees locked the train down into emergency mode after the individual did not respond to bells or train
whistles, however the train could not stop in time. While investigators were working the scene, officers with
Cordele Police Department responded 412 East 27th Ave in reference to a missing male suffering from
dementia. Investigators were able to determine that the man stuck was in fact Oscar Ford Jr. who had wandered
from his residence at 412 East 27th Ave.
Sheriff Billy Hancock states, “This is a tragic accident and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.”