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Close Call

By Staff
Chief Deputy Mike Mitchell of the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department inspects damage to a full-size pickup truck shortly after it was struck by a passing freight train on Alamucha-Whynot Road in southeast Lauderdale County.
The driver of the truck, who officials would not identify, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Sheriff's Deputy Erica Harmon said the pickup truck was on the tracks at about 3 p.m. when a train, traveling about 25 mph, struck the front end of the vehicle. Harmon said the accident is under investigation.
Photo by Fredie Carmichael / The Meridian Star
June 25, 2003