UPDATE (10:10 p.m.): WKRG spoke with a woman who witnessed the crash.
“It was fast and it hit the car and like exploded,” said Sandra Politis. “I mean, like exploded. It was just like a big fireball.”
UPDATE (9:10 p.m.): Mobile Police identified 28-year-old Chadwick Timmons as the man who was killed.
Police said Timmons was heading south on Navco when he “allegedly attempted to cross the rail crossing despite the safety arms being activated and indicating an oncoming train.”
His car collided with the train and caused the train to come to a stop. The car then caught fire.
Mobile Fire-Rescue said there were “heavy flames” at the front of the train. Crews were able to put out the fire.
MPD continues to investigate.
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A car was hit by an Amtrak train at the Navco Rd. crossing Wednesday night. Mobile Police confirmed one person died.
The train is on fire between Navco Rd. and the Dauphin Island Parkway. The tweet came in at around 6:30 p.m..
No other details are available at this time. WKRG has a team on scene working to learn more details and will provide updates at they become available.