BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — Investigators are saying the victim of a fatal train accident in Bessemer was 30-year-old Derrick Little. Little was the only person in the vehicle as it crossed the intersection of 20th street North and Caroline Avenue.
Police responded to the intersection of 20th Street North and Caroline Avenue around 9 a.m. Monday morning and found a deceased male inside the car. He was the only occupant of the vehicle according to Sgt. Cortice Miles.
Miles says police believe that the crossing arms at the railroad crossing were working properly. They will continue to take statements from witnesses as they continue their investigation into what happened.