5th person dies following train crash in New Iberia
NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police say the death toll is now five from a wreck last week in which a passenger train hit a car in New Iberia. One occupant of the car remains hospitalized.
Master Trooper Brooks David said in a news release Sunday night that 49-year-old Stephen Leblanc of New Iberia died Saturday. David says 12-year-old Chase Day died Friday.
Both were passengers in a car that was stopped on train tracks off Louisiana Highway 88 when the Amtrak train came through about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Day's twin brother was also critically injured and remained hospitalized.
The driver, 70-year-old Phyllis Leblanc, and 12-year-old girls Jayla Daigle and Trinity Schmidt died at the scene.
Amtrak says the crew and 119 passengers all escaped injury.