Two dead after train hits truck in Lauderdale County

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) -- Lauderdale County authorities confirm two people have died after a train collided with a truck just off Highway 11 on Monday afternoon.

(Photo Source: WTOK-TV)

Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie says the initial collision happened on a private driveway off Highway 11. The train eventually stopped about three quarters of a mile down the road at the intersection of Highway 11 and Arundel Road, which is where authorities were cleaning up the crash site.

The train involved was an Amtrak Crescent. A representative with Amtrak spoke to Newscenter 11 by phone and says none of the passengers or the crew were hurt in the accident.

The victims have not been identified at this time. Sheriff Sollie says his department will work with Amtrak to determine how fast the train was going at the time of the accident.

The accident site was cleared around 4:45 p.m., and the train has continued to its destination.


The truck involved in the accident with the Amtrak train (Photo Source: WTOK-TV)