From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff says two people have been killed after the vehicle they were in was struck by a passenger train in eastern Mississippi.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said, according to the Associatd Press, that the wreck happened Monday afternoon at an ungated crossing off U.S. Highway 11, south of Meridian Regional Airport.
The Amtrak train was traveling from New Orleans to Meridian and points northeast. According to the Associated Press, an Amtrak representative said that nobody was injured aboard the train, called the Crescent. It continued its journey after tracks were cleared.
Sollie said the man and the woman who were killed were not immediately identified. He said, based on paperwork in the vehicle, they appeared to be from the area.
The train came to a stop around 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of the airport.