Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Oct 01st

Emergency crews working train-truck wreck in Red River Parish

RED RIVER PARISH - U.S. Hwy 84 at U.S. Hwy 1 in Coushatta will be closed for at least the next two days due to a train derailment. After the Union Pacific train collided with the trailer of an 18-wheeler around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, multiple cars were derailed and several caught fire, according to the Louisiana State Police.

At this time it is not known what the cars were carrying.

Three Union Pacific employees and the driver of the 18 wheeler have been taken to LSU medical center in Shreveport.

See Thursday's edition for updates.

 

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