Pedestrian Hit And Killed By Train

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Thursday around 3:30 p.m. just east of Cowan Road in Gulfport.

This marks the eighth fatal train accident on the coast so far this year.

The accident happened on the tracks at Central and West Avenue. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said a CSX strain struck 61-year-old James Kirby.

The death is being ruled a suicide based on evidence found in the man's home.