Man killed when vehicle hit by freight train
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A man was killed early in the morning on July 4 when he drove around railroad crossing arms, trying to cross the tracks ahead of a train.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as Marquis Demetruis Cottingham of Birmingham. He was 39.
The accident happened around 2:11 a.m. in the 1500 block of Jefferson Avenue SW.
Birmingham police are investigating.
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