Hot pursuit in Hazzard Co
Last nite 11/17/11, 5 freshmen students from Liberty University (Jerry Falwell U) who were out "stargazing during the night" were on the NS trestle over the James River in Lynchburg VA and were caught 130 feet inward from the north abutment by a northbound train. The track is the former SOU Atlanta-DC Piedmont corridor main. Of the 5 teens (3 girls, 2 guys), one 18 yo girl was run over and killed. One guy and one girl successfully jumped down below onto the trestle bent for the other missing track (the trestle bents were built for double track, while girders are installed for only 1 track), another girl tried to do the same but fell completely down to the ground, approx 100 feet. She survived the fall, went through surgery, and is in critical condition now. The remaining guy went over the side and dangled down feet-first while clinging arms-only to the bridge timbers as the train passed over.