December 5, 2020

Amtrak train hits 18-wheeler in Pike County Friday evening

An Amtrak train hit an 18 wheeler trying to cross the railroad tracks in Summit Friday afternoon.

WLBT News in Jackson reports that the train was headed to Chicago from New Orleans when the train struck the rear bumper of the truck Friday evening.

No injuries to the 48 passengers on the train were reported.

Pike County Emergency Management Director Richard Coghlan told WLBT that the 18-wheeler suffered only minor damage in the incident. Coghlan said two 18-wheelers were trying to cross the tracks. One truck was able to cross safely. The second truck was almost across when the train struck the 18-wheeler Coghlan said

The train was delayed by more than 4 hours WLBT reported.