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Passenger train crashes into 18-wheeler in Amite; train engineer injured

1 year 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, October 15 2022 Oct 15, 2022 October 15, 2022 12:05 PM October 15, 2022 in News
Source: WWL-TV
Photo: WWL-TV

AMITE - An Amtrak passenger train headed to New Orleans crashed into a gravel-hauling 18-wheeler Friday afternoon.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office told WWL-TV the crash happened around 1:19 p.m. on McMichael Church Road off U.S. Hwy 51 in Amite.

One train engineer was reportedly taken to the hospital, and he is expected to survive.

The 208 passengers in the train were headed to New Orleans. They were all transferred to charter buses following the crash, according to the news outlet.

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