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Three Killed in Railroad Crossing Accident

Three people were killed in a train accident in Mississippi.

Details about the Fatal Train Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a total of three people – a father and two children – were killed instantly in an accident in which their pickup truck was hit by an Amtrak train in a small town in Mississippi on Wednesday.

A spokesperson from Amtrak released a statement saying that the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle at about 6:11 p.m. on Wednesday. The collision happened in the Flora area, which is about 25 miles northwest of the Jackson area.

The coroner from Madison County has stated that a 35-year-old father and his two children, ages seven and one, were killed instantly in the collision due to blunt-force trauma. The coroner further stated that the man and the seven-year-old were wearing seatbelts and the younger child was in a car seat at the time of the accident.

No injuries were reported to the crew or the 127 passengers on board the train at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Railroad Crossing Accidents

According to data collected by Operation Lifesaver, there hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in railroad accidents every year in the United States:

  • The force of a 30-car train hitting you vehicle is the equivalent of the force of a vehicle crushing an aluminum soda can.
  • Three out of four collisions involving trains happen within 25 miles of a motorist’s home.
  • A motorist is about 20 times more likely to die in an accident that involves a train than in an accident involving another vehicle.

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