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3 dead after train-truck collision in Mississippi

6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago May 18, 2016 May 18, 2016 Wednesday, May 18 2016 May 18, 2016 11:24 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
IMAGE: WAPT

FLORA, MS - Authorities say a father and two children were killed instantly when their pickup truck and an Amtrak train collided in a small Mississippi town.

Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds said in a statement the Chicago-bound train hit the vehicle around 6:11 p.m. Wednesday. The collision happened in Flora, about 25 miles northwest of Jackson.

Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland tells The Clarion-Ledger a 35-year-old man and his two children, ages 7 and 1, died instantly of blunt-force trauma.

Breeland says the man and 7-year-old were wearing seat belts and the younger child was in a car seat.

Leeds says there were no injuries to the crew or the 127 passengers aboard.

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