Video shows train, truck accident in DeRidder

Train, truck accident in DeRidder
(Source: DeRidder Police Department)
(Source: DeRidder Police Department)

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - DeRidder Police responded to an accident involving a Kansas City Southern train and a FedEx 18-wheeler on Wednesday.

The accident happened at a railroad crossing off Ampacet Drive near U.S. 171 North.

The attached video, from the DeRidder Police Department, shows the accident happening. The footage was captured by a surveillance camera from a nearby carwash.

Lt. Shane Fruge said the driver of the truck suffered only moderate injuries. He said two train engineers had to be transported to a local hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Fruge said the driver will be cited for failure to yield.

Fruge said the video serves as a reminder to motorists to yield to trains.

"The train traveled 1,692 feet before it finally came to a stop," he said.

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