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Canadian National says lights, gate working before train accident

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YAZOO CITY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Canadian National says the lights and gates were working at the time of a deadly Amtrak train accident in Yazoo City this weekend.

Skycopter 3 video captured the scene of the wreck Saturday morning at the Grand Avenue crossing.

Authorities say Herbert Lee Cole, 73 of Yazoo City, was driving a 1996 Ford pickup truck trying to beat the train across the tracks.

No one on the train was hurt.

"Our investigation shows the gates and lights at the crossing functioned properly Saturday," said Patrick Walden with Canadian National.

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