The North Carolina State Highway Patrol have identified the individual who was killed in a two-vehicle accident inside the Smoky Mountain National Park on January 15th, 2013. According to the report, Anderson collided with a Park Service pickup truck while navigating southbound on U.S. Highway 441. The report does not specify vehicle placement in the road during the accident.

Scene of the Accident

The driver and passenger of the Park Services truck, Samuel Owl and Michael Burton respectively were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. Tracy Anderson was reportedly pronounced dead on the scene when emergency response personnel arrived. The North Carolina Highway patrol is spearheading the investigation, standing in for the National Park investigation at the accident involves their employees.

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
— Tophat
I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
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I appreciate how you've commentated on this tragedy--informative, with questions, but not hurtful. I live within 30 mins of this crash site, and I am appalled at the entire situation :(. I can't even begin to understand what could have happened to make this come to fruition, but I will be keeping up with it so I can learn what investigations bring to light about how something awful like this could happen. Rest in peace, Thomas, Carolyn and Carolyn...
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My friend Michael was the one who got hit by this train. This is the ONLY article I can find on it!! How is that possible? It happened almost 5 days ago! Thank you for actually caring about us "no name" people. I hope when more information comes in you will post it as soon as you can. Thank you again!! God bless you
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Responses (2)

  1. The woman in this article is my cousin. All of my family is in shock. We lost her too soon and all we know is wht weve been told my police. She was a great woman taken too soon leaving behind her family and her little boy. We may never no what really happened but she will be missed greatly . We love you Tracy.

  2. Hi Autumn, I live above her gun shop (actually above the eye doctor), she was such a sweet person. Tonight the town is having a vigil from 7pm-8pm in front of the store. My prayers are with your family. Hopefully they will find out what happened. I have been trying to find out and found that there were some issues in that area with the road and/or falling rock. When Jeff gets home maybe he will have more information. Getting to the bottom of it isn’t going to bring her back though, so we need to focus on remembering her and how she was always smiling. Again, I am so very sorry for your loss.

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