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.