CRUGER, Miss. — Authorities are identifying the truck driver who died when hit by an Amtrak train in the Mississippi Delta.

Holmes County Sheriff Willie March says 27-year-old Oscar Savisios of Leland was killed around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday near Cruger. March says Savisios was crossing the track when hit.

WAPT-TV ( reports the train pushed the truck nearly three-quarters of a mile before stopping.

Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods says no injuries were reported to 169 passengers and crew aboard the southbound City of New Orleans, which runs daily between Chicago and its namesake city.

Woods says Amtrak is cooperating and the train stayed at the site while authorities investigated.

At least 54 people have died at Mississippi railroad crossings since 2007, Federal Railroad Administration data show, including at least 14 involving Amtrak trains.

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