Lawsuit seeks $22M from fatal car-train accident - - Jackson, MS

Lawsuit seeks $22M from fatal car-train accident

McCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A McComb woman, whose three children killed in a 2009 car-train accident, has filed a lawsuit seeking $22.5 million in damages from Amtrak and Illinois Central Railroad.

Attorneys for Angela Perkins filed the lawsuit recently in Pike County Circuit Court. Perkins' three children were killed Oct. 19, 2009, when their car collided with a northbound Amtrak train a crossing.

According to the suit, which represents one side of a legal argument, the railroad crossing was "dangerous and ultra hazardous." 

A spokesmen for the defendants have declined comment.

State transportation officials recently put barriers up at the crossing.

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