State Police: 3 dead in car-train wreck in Iberia
NEW IBERIA- Louisiana State Police confirm three people were killed in a single vehicle crash involving an Amtrak passenger train.
Master Trooper Brooks David says three others were transported Tuesday to hospitals but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.
David says all of the deceased and injured were in the car. No one was injured on the train.
It happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Highway 182 and Coteau Road in Iberia Parish.
Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert says the Sunset Limited was en route from Los Angeles to New Orleans when it hit a vehicle that was on the tracks at a crossing. There were 119 passengers on the train and Tolbert says no passengers or crew was hurt.
The train resumed its trip about 8:45 p.m.