Investigation Continues Into Death Of Summerville, Ga., Teen On Train Track In Polk County, Tn.

Friday, December 20, 2013
Brittney Samantha Lee Mitchell
Brittney Samantha Lee Mitchell

An investigation is continuing into the death of a 19-year-old Summerville, Ga., girl on a train track in Polk County, Tn.

Brittney Samantha Lee Mitchell was killed by a train around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Polk County Sheriff's office said the train conductor spotted her lying between the tracks with her head facing north.

An autopsy is being conducted by the TBI.

Her obituary says, "The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff and employees of CSX Railroad for their moral support and kindness during this difficult time." 

She was a 2012 graduate of Chattooga High School, where she was a drum line member and sang in the chorus.

A native of Rome, Ga., she was the daughter of Scott and Michelle Mitchell of Summerville. She was employed with Amazon.

She is also survived by her sister, Brandee Michelle Mitchell.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel in Summerville with Reverend Kevin Woods officiating.

The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour. 






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