Teen hit, killed by train in Hub City

Teen hit, killed by train in Hub City
We’re learning more details about the pedestrian that was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning in the Hub City.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - We’re learning more details about the pedestrian that was hit and killed by an Amtrak train Wednesday morning in the Hub City.

Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem confirmed the person who was struck was a 16-year-old boy. The teen’s identity has not been released.

Officials with the Hattiesburg Police Department said officers responded to the incident in the area of West Pine Street and U.S. Highway 49 just after 10 a.m.

ON SCENE: Our Shakari Briggs WDAM is at the scene where a pedestrian was struck by a train in Hattiesburg. Since our noon show didn’t air, we’ll share what we know on here. Be sure to stick with us on-air and online for more updates.

Posted by WDAM TV on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

According to officials with Norfolk Southern Railway, passengers were on the Amtrak train at the time of the incident, but no passengers or crew members were injured.

The death is being investigated by the Hattiesburg Police Department.

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