Truck driver at fault for train derailment Wednesday, officials say
BATON ROUGE - A train derailment in the Baton Rouge area resulted in a crash that left one person injured and an hours-long closure of a major road on Wednesday (Feb. 3) morning.
The collision, which occurred around 5:43 a.m., unfolded on Thomas Road near Scenic Highway and involved an 18-wheeler and a derailed train.
A representative with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office (EBRSO) explained what happened, saying, "The cause of the derailment was a collision between a train and a truck. The driver of the truck disregarded railroad crossing warning devices at a rail crossing."
Though the driver was injured, that person was not rushed to a hospital, the official added.
EBRSO will continue to investigate the crash with the assistance of CN Police Service.
Officials say charges for the truck driver are pending.
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