Driver injured as truck collides with freight train
Published 8:09 pm Wednesday, May 29, 2019
A man has been hospitalized after his pickup truck was struck by a freight train in eastern Mississippi.
WTOK-TV reports the accident happened Wednesday in rural Kemper County.
Sheriff James Moore says the pickup driver was trying to cross a railroad track and didn’t see the train until it was too late.
Moore says the man’s injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.
A helicopter took him to a hospital.
Stop signs are in place at the intersection, but there are no railroad crossing gates.
The crash happened five days after a man in another part of Mississippi was injured when his vehicle was hit by a passenger train while he was crossing the tracks.