Man struck, killed by freight train in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM Ala. (WIAT) — A Birmingham man was killed early Sunday morning when his car was struck by a freight train.

According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Marquis Demetruis Cottingham, 39, was the lone occupant of his car when it was struck by a freight train near the 1500 block of Jefferson Avenue SW in Birmingham just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

The circumstances surrounding the wreck is being investigated by the Birmingham Police Department.

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