Projects and Stories: Death on the Rails: 10-Tressel-Dad

Michael Nurmela hold back tears on Friday Nov. 16, 2012 as he sits with his wife Sherry Nurmela and recounts the day his stepdaughter, Jessica Blair, was struck and killed by a train in 1999.  Jessica's picture can be seen in the upper right of the photo and the family still keeps of scrap book of her pictures in the living room.Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Michael Nurmela hold back tears on Friday Nov. 16, 2012 as he sits with his wife Sherry Nurmela and recounts the day his stepdaughter, Jessica Blair, was struck and killed by a train in 1999. Jessica's picture can be seen in the upper right of the photo and the family still keeps of scrap book of her pictures in the living room.

Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com