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No passengers hurt after train hits 18-wheeler

8 years 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 03 2015 Nov 3, 2015 November 03, 2015 4:08 PM November 03, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones
Image: WWL-TV

PONCHATOULA - Authorities said no one was hurt after a passenger train and 18-wheeler collided Tuesday afternoon in Tangipahoa Parish.

The collision happened on US 51 at I-55 around 3 p.m. according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

State Police are on the scene assisting the sheriff's office, who is investigating the crash according to a TPSO spokesperson.

Amtrak told WWL-TV the train was carrying 83 passengers and was on its way to Hammond before continuing toward Chicago. The rail line said an engineer was taken to a local hospital to be checked as a precaution, and the train will continue once police are done with their investigation.

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