Vehicle Struck By Train In Atmore
February 17, 2017
Two people reportedly ran for their lives just before a train struck their vehicle early Friday morning in Atmore.
The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Trammell Street crossing just off Nashville Avenue. Reports indicated the driver had turned off the roadway and attempted to drive down the railroad tracks where his vehicle became stuck before being hit by the westbound CSX freight train The vehicle apparently became airborne and became lodged against a crossing arm signal pole.
Both the driver and his passenger escaped the vehicle before the crash. There were no injuries.
The driver was seen being placed into the back of an Atmore Police Department vehicle. It was not immediately known what charges, if any, he might face in connection with the crash.
Further details have not yet been released as the accident investigation continues. The Atmore Fire Department also responded to the crash.
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