One confirmed dead in Sherman accident

Law enforcement says the car-train accident happened near Interstate 22 exit.

Posted: Oct. 22, 2018 10:26 AM
Updated: Oct. 23, 2018 9:17 AM

SHERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Emergency responders have been called to the scene of a train and car accident in Sherman.

The accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. at the crossing at 3rd Avenue and Main Street in the city.

Sherman Police Chief Joel Spellins says Joe Wesley Gaines, 64, of Tupelo, was killed in the accident.

He says the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train hit the car at the crossing and knocked it into a nearby ditch.

The accident remains under investigation.

WTVA's Daranesha Herron is in Sherman and we will have more details as they become available.

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