Freight train strikes, kills two pedestrians in Alabama

Published 9:07 pm Monday, March 29, 2021

Two people were killed Monday when they were struck by a northbound freight train at a crossing in north Alabama, officials said.

Coroner Mike West told news outlets that a man and a woman died of multiple injuries in the incident, which authorities said did not involve a vehicle.

Further details were not immediately available.

A crossing near downtown Athens was closed for several hours as police investigated the deaths.