Man hit by train near Crosstown

A Tupelo man was hit by a train on the tracks at Park Street near Kroger around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials said the injuries were not fatal.

The man’s name is Joe Wheeler, according to witnesses who knew him at the scene. Wheeler walks with a cane and had almost made it across the tracks when he was hit, a witness said. He suffered damage to his right leg, according to the Tupelo Police Department.

Wheeler was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center.

Traffic was briefly stopped on Park Street, but traffic is moving again on Park Street and Crosstown.

More on this story as it becomes available.

NEMS Daily Journal