Jackson County

Witnesses: Woman killed by train ignored warnings to get off tracks

A woman who was walking on the railroad tracks at 14th Street when she was hit by a train and killed Thursday never tried to get out of the way despite repeated warnings, Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said Friday.

Witnesses reported the engineer sounded the horn at least three times, Broadus said. The woman died at the 3:30 p.m. crash. She died of blunt force injuries to the body, Broadus said.

Authorities found an identification card in the woman’s purse that indicates she is lives out of state. Broadus and Pascagoula police officers were continuing their search Friday to find the woman’s family to notify them of her death.

Her identity is being withheld until her family can be found. No foul play is suspected.

Check back with SunHerald.com for updates.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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