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Amtrak train, 18-wheeler collide in Tangipahoa

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AMITE, La. (AP) - A passenger train and an 18-wheeler have collided at a crossing in Tangipahoa Parish.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards says a southbound Amtrak train collided Monday with the tractor-trailer at the Diamond B Construction crossing on Highway 51 in Amite.

Edwards says the highway, north of McMichael Church Road, is closed in both directions.

The truck driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The sheriff's office says all 139 passages on the Amtrak train have been assessed and no injuries have been reported.

A spokesman for Amtrak was not immediately available for comment.


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