18-wheeler collides with Amtrak train in Amite

(Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)

AMITE, LA (WVUE) - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is on scene a train wreck at the Diamond B Construction crossing on Hwy 51 in Amite.  A southbound Amtrak train collided with an 18 wheeler around 1:45 p.m. on Monday, according to police.

Highway 51 north of McMichael Church Road was closed in both directions for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene. Highway 51 has since re-opened.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital.

All 139 passages on the train have been assessed and no injuries were reported.

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