Train Accident Followup

Fifty-one-year-old Robert Barkin from Longview, Texas was killed in the accident.

It happened around 4:00 p.m. at a railroad crossing near the Meridian Regional Airport.

Investigators say the crash happened as Barkin was attempting to cross the railroad tracks with his 18-wheeler. Eyewitnesses said it appears Barkin did not see the train.

No one else was injured.

After an almost four hour delay, the train resumed its course.


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