Train Crash in southeastern Louisiana kills 4 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Train Crash in southeastern Louisiana kills 4

NDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Four people were killed when an Amtrak train collided with a van in southeastern Louisiana.

Authorities say Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" en route to New Orleans from Chicago on Friday, hit the vehicle at a crossing north of Independence around 1:30 p.m.

Tangipahoa Parish Chief Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Pevey says the cause of the crash is under investigation. No one on the train was injured.

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