Athens police investigating train accident with 2 fatalities

Marian Accardi, The Decatur Daily, Ala.

Mar. 29—Athens police are investigating an accident this afternoon that resulted in two fatalities at a train crossing near McClellan Street, according to authorities.

The train was traveling north when the accident occurred at around 1:30 p.m., and the two people were not in a vehicle at the time of the accident.

Crossings from McClellan Street to the south are blocked and will be until at least 4 p.m.

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