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Monroe County man injured in Alabama train collision

Tony Coxey

Tony Coxey was seriously injured in Thursday's train collision in Pickens County, Alabama.

Posted: Dec. 29, 2017 10:47 AM
Updated: Dec. 29, 2017 11:12 AM

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WTVA) - A Monroe County man was seriously injured in a train collision Thursday in Pickens County, Alabama.

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Family and friends identify the man as Tony Coxey. He is currently at the University of Alabama-Birmingham hospital in stable condition but is preparing for surgery for head trauma.

The incident involved two train engines colliding near the Alabama/Mississippi state line at approximately 4:30 p.m. in Pickensville, Ala.

Pickens County Sheriff David Abston says four people were injured. Those injured were workers on the train. 

A federal investigator is expected to look into what exactly caused the crash.

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