Amtrak train hits vehicle near McComb - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Man escapes before train crashes into truck

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Amtrak's City of New Orleans train hit an unoccupied vehicle in Pike County south of McComb Friday afternoon. Amtrak's City of New Orleans train hit an unoccupied vehicle in Pike County south of McComb Friday afternoon.
PIKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pike County officials say a man escaped with his life, but his pickup truck was destroyed when it was struck by an Amtrak train Friday afternoon around 1:40.

Pike County Sheriff's Department Captain Brad Bellipanni says the Chevy S-10 apparently stalled on the tracks south of McComb. The driver couldn't push the truck out of the way so he jumped out just in time.

The collision happened around 1:40 p.m. The City of News Orleans train was temporarily stopped but continued on to New Orleans Friday afternoon.

The sheriff's department is investigating the crash.

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