19-Year Old Killed When His Vehicle Was Hit By Train In Atmore

February 6, 2023

One person was killed when a train collided with a vehicle at a crossing in Atmore Sunday night.

Koby Wooten, age 19 of Perdido, Alabama, was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Avenue crossing. According to Atmore Police, Wooten’s SUV was found with severe damage about 120 feet from the point of impact.

The investigation is continuing.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.


5 Responses to “19-Year Old Killed When His Vehicle Was Hit By Train In Atmore”

  1. JJ on February 7th, 2023 11:40 pm

    Speed of train could likely be up to 45mph thru there. Check the transportation board on trains. They have extra rules for priority of freight movement. Trains just cant speed up and down

  2. David on February 7th, 2023 2:40 pm

    Thank you Josh for that information, I was not aware of the speed differences. I too, hope there is an investigation. As I mentioned before of my observation of that one train, I don’t think that I am exaggerating when I say that it was moving at about 35 to 40 mph. I used to be in law enforcement and I was pretty good at estimating speed.

  3. Josh Jones on February 7th, 2023 9:26 am


    The Federal Railroad Administration has speed limits based on the type of train and track. Non-passenger trains (freight) are designated into different classes with different speed limits, starting at 10mph. I would hope that the investigation of this accident will include determining the class of train and track and the speed of the train at impact.

  4. David on February 6th, 2023 8:02 pm

    It saddens my for this loss of life, my condolences to the family. I cross those train tracks several times during a week, and truthfully they give me the willies. I have only seen one train come by, but that train was in a real big hurry right there in the middle of town. It seems to me that those locomotives need to slow down a good bit more while passing through Atmore. Any other observations from the readers,? Just curious if anyone else has any thoughts about it?

  5. Lorna Pullen on February 6th, 2023 2:09 pm

    Im praying for the family of this young person. May God be with them in their time of need.

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