Mississippi Train-Log Truck Accident

A Canadian National freight train crashed into a log truck in Perry County damaging nearly a dozen box cars and tankers filled with molten sulfur.

Mississippi Highway 198 was blocked for several hours following the accident.

Michael Pol, assistant to Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown, said he lives near the scene of the accident and arrived shortly after the collision. The truck was southbound when the train hit it.

Pol said he contacted the Mississippi Department of Transportation rails division to report the incident. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality assisted in the cleanup of debris and spillage from tankers. According to Pol, molten sulfur is not toxic unless it catches fire, emitting an acrid smoke.