Mississippi man who was reportedly lying on railroad tracks dies after being hit by train Tuesday

Published 3:29 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A 39-year-old Mississippi man died early Tuesday morning after being hit by a train.

WLOX in Biloxi reports that the man was killed after a train struck him just after 3 a.m. at the tracks on Cowan Road near the intersection of Collins Boulevard and Curcor Drive, just north of Highway 90.

Officials identified the victim Tuesday as Michael Freed of Gulfport.

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Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said Freed was lying in the middle of the tracks and died of blunt force trauma.

Freed was pronounced dead at 3:20 a.m.