MARSHALL COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Family members of the Marshall County train crash victims spoke out about the fatal incident.
Tuesday, two people were killed and three others injured after a freight train collided with a van in Marshall County, Mississippi.
David Britton received a call about his stepson Brandon Deshawn Mosley Tuesday night.
“His mom had called me and said that he had gotten hit by a train," said Britton.
Britton’s stepson, 27-year-old Brandon Deshawn Mosley died when the work van he was in collided with a freight train in Red Banks, Mississippi.
“He had two kids, a beautiful young son and a young daughter," said Britton. "He had a bright smile that would lighten your day and he had a real giving heart."
The other victim was identified as 27-year-old Chairty Ariel Mull.
Mull’s family told WMC Action News 5 she leaves behind a four year old son.
"A young man, a young woman or a child shouldn't have to go through this and a mother shouldn't have to bury her child," said Britton.
Mosley, Mull and the three others in the van all worked for Memphis-based American Veterans Moving Company and had just finished packing up a house.
We haven't been able to confirm the identities of those workers, but all three are being treated at a local hospital.
This is the second death Britton's family has endured this year.
His sister, Choosey Parker, was shot outside Purple Haze nightclub in March. She later died from her injuries.
"Even though it's a storm, you can just rely on God to be your anchor during these troubled times," said Britton.
There were no crossing gates on the track where Tuesday's collision happened.
Britton hopes the suffering now being felt by several Mid-South families spurs change.
"The proper utensils should be put in place so certain acts shouldn't happen. Prevention stages," said Britton.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and BNSF are investigating the crash.