Jackson County

Man in train fatality identified (Updated 11:30 a.m.)

Ronald Brian Lawrence, 45, has been identified as the pedestrian who died after walking out in front of a CSX train early this morning, Ocean Springs Police Officer Michael Pol said.

The CSX train was eastbound when it struck Lawrence about 1 a.m. this morning at the Hanley Road crossing. Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene of massive trauma to the body.

Pol said Lawrence had recently stayed at the Ocean Springs Economy Inn but was apparently homeless at the time of the collision.

No foul play is suspected.

Read more about this story in Wednesday's Sun Herald.

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