Minor injuries, fatality after train slams into 18-wheeler in Tangipahoa Parish

Minor injuries, fatality after train slams into 18-wheeler in Tangipahoa Parish
One person was killed in a train accident in Tangipahoa Parish. (TPSO)

FLUKER (WVUE) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently on scene investigating a crash involving an Amtrak Train and an 18-Wheeler.

The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon at the railroad crossing on Hwy 51, across from Kent Enterprise, resulting in one death.

The Amtrak Train was carrying 98 passengers at the time, with minor injuries reported.

Facts surrounding the investigation will be released as they become available.

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