Hats off to the Jones County authorities and the Mississippi Department of Transportation who immediately closed the road and railroad crossing in Eastabuchie where two serious car/train collisions took place Monday.
The first left a Seminary woman in critical condition Monday morning. The second left a man dead that afternoon. Two girls were killed at the same crossing recently as well in a tragic car and train accident.
The crossing is only a couple of hundred yards from a much busier crossing where crossing guard rails and lights were installed after a history of mayhem. There was talk of closing the lesser-used crossing a couple of years ago, but too many people complained.
Now there is no need for further discussion. Lost lives and broken bodies are just too high a price to pay for impatience, inconvenience, distractions and human error.
Decisive action needed to be taken, and it was - for that we salute those who made the decision to prevent further death and destruction.
I'm Jim Cameron. Let us know what you think.