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HUNTINGTON, IN – A father and son were tragically killed Wednesday morning on December 30, 2009 just two days before the New Year. The accident happened when their pick-up truck was struck by a freight train in Huntington, Indiana.
The Norfolk-Southern train slammed into the pick-up truck at its crossing on Hitzfield Street shortly after 11am, instantly killing the father, 44-year old Wally Bowers and his son, 22-year old Nathan Bowers. The crossing does not have lights or swing arms, just two stop signs on both sides of the tracks.
The family of the victims of the train-truck accident spoke out to Indiana’s NewsCenter.
Wally sold scrap metal for a living to help support his family including his special-needs son Nathan. LeBecca Boyer, Wally’s former wife, owns several rental properties, but the economy has taken a toll on her income, leaving no money for Christmas presents.
Now Boyer is left with little money for funeral expenses for men she says would have given the shirts off their backs for anybody.
“I’ll sell my house and all of my belongings if I have to,” said a tearful LeBecca.
Boyer and her family hope new safety measures will be installed at the crossing. Residents tell Indiana’s NewsCenter that something “should be done there” to prevent another tragedy.