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Update: Railroad crossing arms were working when train hit truck

Railroad crossing arms were functional when a woman’s truck was hit by a train at the St. Charles Street crossing, Interim Police Chief Wes Mayley said.

The crash was reported at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman, who was driving a Ford F-150, was pinned in and police were unable to get information on her identity before paramedics took her to an emergency room, Mayley said.

“The crossing arms were functional and are still functional,” he said.

Police are trying to determine if the woman tried to drive around the crossing arm and didn’t clear the tracks in time, or if something else happened. She was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, but is expected to recover, he said.

An officer was sent to the hospital to get information.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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