Harrison County

Coroner identifies driver after fatal train-Jeep crash in Pass Christian

A man is dead after a train hit his Jeep in Pass Christian.

The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

35-year-old Cory Viator of Pass Christian was the driver and single occupant of the Jeep, Harrison County Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said.

Viator was traveling south on St. Paul Ave. when he was hit by a CSX train traveling west.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died from blunt force trauma, Switzer said.

Britneé Davis is McClatchy’s South Region Digital Producer. The south region includes the Sun Herald, the Telegraph, and the Ledger-Enquirer.