Train carrying LSU fans collides with truck in Alabama
BESSEMER, Ala. - An Amtrak train carrying dozens of LSU fans collided with a dump truck in Alabama Friday.
It happened in the town of Bessemer, which is between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham. The collision killed the dump truck driver, according to ABC 33/40 in Alabama.
LSU fan Amy Duplessis and her husband Jason were still on the train when the crash happened. She said they and between 50-75 other LSU fans from the Baton Rouge and Prairieville areas were traveling on to Birmingham to spend the night after the train had dropped off around 100 LSU fans in Tuscaloosa.
ABC 33/40 said they were told by authorities it appears the driver of the dump truck went under the crossing arm and tried to beat the train before the crash happened.
The train was stopped on the tracks at the wreck site while authorities clear the wreck and investigate. It started heading on to Birmingham again at 4:45 p.m.