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15 Survivors Seek $250M-Plus in Deadly Biloxi Train-Bus Crash

The lawsuit alleges that CSX Transportation Inc. knew the crossing in Biloxi needed attention, and that the train could have been stopped in time.
Image: Responders work the scene where a train hit a bus in Biloxi, Mississippi
Responders work the scene where a train hit a bus in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 7, 2017. A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks authorities said.Gerald Herbert / AP, file
/ Source: Associated Press

A Houston attorney says 15 tourists from Texas have filed lawsuits asking more than $250 million in total damages over a train-bus crash that killed four people in Biloxi.

Tony Buzbee says in a news release that his clients include Tim Orr, whose wife died in the March 7 wreck.

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges that CSX Transportation Inc. knew its crossing needed attention, and that the train could have been stopped in time to prevent the crash. The tour company, Dallas-based Echo Transportation Inc., is also a defendant.

Biloxi police said earlier this month that their investigation does not indicate any criminal activity. They said Echo's bus driver, 60-year-old Louis Ambrose Jr., apparently was not familiar with the area.

A crossing sign warned that long vehicles might get stuck.