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Suicide by train?
Atmore man struck, killed by CSX freight train By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Authorities are still at a loss as to why an Atmore man apparently intentionally stepped into the path of a CSX freight train as it roared through the city last week. Eric Edwards Smith, 40, of Atmore was reportedly killed instantly when the westbound freight was unable to stop and plowed into him at the Martin…
Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Atmore
State and local authorities are still trying to determine the cause of a fatal Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 6) collision between a pedestrian and a CSX freight train, just a few yards from fire and police headquarters.. Details are still unclear as to whether the pedestrian, who has not been identified, walked into the train’s path or threw himself under it as it sped past. The fatal incident occurred around 1:15…
CSX rebuts SRC member’s allegations
Editor’s note: The following statement was issued June 19 on behalf of CSX Transportation by Assistant Vice President for Media & Communications Rob Doolittle. “A recent story in the Atmore News (“Amtrak Returning: Not So Fast”) wrongly blames the challenges of starting new passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast to new management at CSX. “The truth is that, according to a study that the Federal Railroad Administration co-sponsored in…
Victory in CSX case Ruling could return more than $10 million to state schools 
(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Steven T. Marshall and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee announced Thursday, March 30, that the federal District Court for the Northern District of Alabama has dismissed CSX Transportation’s lawsuit challenging the application of Alabama’s four percent sales tax to CSX’s purchase of diesel fuel, a ruling that could return more than $10 million in unpaid taxes to Alabama’s Education Trust Fund. Beginning in 2008, four railroad…