- out of tragedy, comes an- opportunity for change.
- it was just two years ago today- that four people lost their - lives - when the bus they were travelin- in was hit by a freight - train.- memories of the incident, - prompting more safety - regulations at railroad - crossings in the area.- news 25's andrew scherer- explains.
- - nat of dispatch..
- nat video of witness video- ........march 7th, 2017, a day- that won't be forgotten by- those who were on hand as - - - - tragedy unfolded on these track- at the esters and main street - crossing in - biloxi... - rev.
Eric dickey, first - missionary baptist church:"just less than 50 feet away from the- accident site..
To see so much- of a chaos in terms of a traged- that occurred."
Fofo gilich, biloxi mayor:" it' surreal... kinda, like man this- isn't really happening, - but it really was."
That reality unfolded quickly a- a train collided with a - texas tour bus stuck on the - tracks ...killing four of the - senior citizens on the tour bus- and injuring 34 others.
- vincent creel, city of- biloxi:"the forty people who were trapped on that train... - - - - the only thing they could see - was this train coming at them.- they were hard- pressed to try and get out of - the bus.
Some who did get out o- the bus were among the- four who died."
Reverend eric dickey rushed out- to help soon after hearing- the impact ...- his church, first missionary- baptist, just one block away- from- the accident... - dickey:" several of our brother that are in the clergy were - - - - providing last rites on some of- the victims that fell from that- incident, as well as the- paramedics, first - responders trying to provide- assistance to those that were - hurt, the victims that- - - - remained and were able to walk- away and then those that were - having to be carried to - the hospital."
Scherer:"since the deadly accident here at the crossing,- the city of biloxi has- added new signs just like this,- prohibiting larger vehicles fro- attempting to cross - the tracks."
Gilich:" the number of steps that you can take and signage - being a big part of it- you know other than dropping it- right in front of you before yo- go forward but it - seems to have helped."
As did the signs of remembrance- ... and outpouring of - support from the local communit- ... that followed in the- - - - the manhunt continues tonight - for