BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI (October 12, 2017) – A woman was struck by a train and killed on Thursday morning near Edgewater Mall, according to a local news source. (map)
THe accident happened around 9:40 am slightly north of Balmoral Avenue. A woman was struck by an eastbound freight train for an unknown reason.
The pedestrian, identified only as a woman in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the accident. This is the second train related pedestrian fatality on the Mississippi coast in the last three weeks. On September 21st a man was struck and killed near Hospital Road, and a total of 47 people have been struck by a train along the Coast this year.
The investigation into Thursday’s fatal accident is still ongoing as authorities attempt to determine how and why the woman was on the tracks at the time of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”