39-year-old Gulfport man identified as victim of train fatality

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 7:06 AM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - The man who died early Tuesday morning after being hit by a train has been identified as a 39-year-old resident of Gulfport.

Police say Michael Freed was killed after a train struck him just after 3am at the tracks on Cowan Road near the intersection of Collins Boulevard and Curcor Drive, just north of Highway 90.

Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said Freed was lying in the middle of the tracks. He was pronounced dead from blunt force trauma at 3:20am.

The intersection was closed while authorities investigated and cleared the scene, but the tracks are now back open.

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