Car Train Collision Leaves Man Dead

A Biloxi man died in a violent accident at a train crossing early Monday morning. 28-year-old John St. Amant was killed when the truck he was driving was struck by a freight train.

The accident happened about 5:15 a.m. at the Hopkins Boulevard crossing in Biloxi.

Witnesses say St. Amant tried to stop, but when he hit the brakes, his truck slid into the train's path. There is no crossing bar at that intersection.

According to eyewitnesses, the train did sound its horn and the bell was ringing at the crossing.