Woman killed in train accident identified

October 8, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

From Media Reports

Melanie Suzanne Clements Nestle

GULFPORT – Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Melanie Suzanne Clements Nestle, 40, of Gulfport is the woman, who was killed after she was hit by a train in her vehicle on Sunday, Sept. 30 shortly before 8 p.m.

Hargrove said she was located only a block away from her home at the tracks on 33rd Avenue in Gulfport.

Nestle’s vehicle reportedly got stuck on the trucks. She called her husband for help. When he arrived he started banging on her window as a train headed in their direction, Hargrove said.

Just as her husband attempted to pull her out, the train hit her vehicle.

Hargrove said it was unclear if Nestle heard the train coming. Graveside services for Nestle were held on Oct. 5.

Lt. Leslee Curry with Gulfport police said a crash investigation is underway and no other passengers were in the vehicle.

No other injuries were reported.