LUCEDALE, Miss. – Mississippi authorities say a train hit an all-terrain vehicle as the driver attempted to wrest a stuck tire from the tracks, killing a female passenger.
Sheriff Keith Havard said the unidentified 48-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened Sunday outside of Lucedale on tracks running next to Highway 198 West.
Havard says 55-year-old David Allen Gibson was driving the ATV. He was arrested and charged with DUI causing death and booked into a regional jail.
Online jail records do not list an attorney for Gibson. The accident is still under investigation.