Freight train hits charter bus in deadly MS crash

  • Freight train hits charter bus in deadly MS crash

Freight train hits charter bus in deadly MS crash

The City of Biloxi said on its Twitter feed: "Biloxi emergency workers enroute to Main and railway for collision between train and charter bus".

It's unclear how many people were injured in the 2:12 p.m. crash.

More details to come.

Authorities said the bus was stopped on the tracks at the time, and witnesses told the Sun Herald the bus appeared to be stuck on the tracks.

Police are talking to the bus driver and the train operator.

The vehicle was dragged along the track following the crash in Biloxi.

A MS, hit a charter bus that appeared to be stuck on the tracks Tuesday, according to local outlet WLOX.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller confirmed the fatalities in a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

The local hospital set up a triage unit near the accident to help treat injured passengers, according to the AP.

Emergency crews were spotted removing people from the bus through the emergency windows.

CSX personnel are assisting first responders, Sease said.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) told CBS News it is monitoring the situation.