BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — An accident involving a car and train has left one person dead in Birmingham.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Battalion Chief Sebastian Carrillo confirmed one fatality as a result of an Amtrak train and an unidentified car colliding at the 900 block of 17th Street SW. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the victim was struck by the train after driving around the railroad crossing arms.
The victim was later identified as 72-year-old Roger Lewis Jr.
This accident is under investigation by the BFRS.