March 18, 2013 8:58 AM
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say a 21-year-old Prairieville man died when he was hit by a southbound train in Ascension Parish. Lt. Col. Bobby Webre tells The Advocate a Kansas City Southern train ran over Ryan Freeman around 3:15 a.m. Saturday as he lay between the railroad tracks. Webre... more »
October 5, 2012 9:38 AM
Just after 7am a train was in an accident with two vehicles at LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 88, that's the intersection of Coteau road and Old Spanish Trail. State police have reported no injuries. There will be more details given as they become available.
March 6, 2012 9:57 AM
Louisiana recorded fewer vehicle-train collisions and fatalities last year, but the number of related injuries rose slightly. That's according to preliminary 2011 data from the Federal Railroad Administration. Louisiana Operation Lifesaver said Monday the state ranked fourth nationally in the number of collisions and fourth in injuries The state had... more »
March 2, 2012 7:13 AM
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - Amtrak and Texas transportation officials are studying starting passenger rail service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Shreveport-Bossier City, La. In a joint statement, Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation said they've agreed on the scope of a feasibility study of adding the service. Amtrak already runs... more »
January 10, 2012 7:59 AM
Breaking news this morning Troop D is currently working a trian vs. vehicle crash on US 190, MP 17 Beauregard Parish. The road way is closed at this time and will be closed at this time.
January 2, 2012 7:17 PM
A Franklin man survives after being hit by a train early this morning.
Da' Shawn Granger said, "I could have been dead, and I thank God I'm here."
Twenty-one year old Granger said he never even heard a train coming. He was riding his bike home after going to... more »
July 28, 2011 6:46 AM
GRAND BAYOU, La. (AP) - A Red River Parish railroad crossing will be closed for several days after a collision between a freight train and an 18-wheeler. Authorities say the tractor-trailer's driver failed to yield and drove through flashing lights that warned of an approaching train, touching off a fire... more »
June 19, 2011 9:19 PM
We have an update from Eunice, 1 person is confirmed dead, 2 others have been taken to the hospital, and the driver of a vehicle is arrested after a vehicle struck a train on Samuel Drive. Two St. Landry Parish Deputies witnessed the accident happen.
The charges are still... more »
October 26, 2010 10:27 AM
ARCADIA, La. (AP) - Police say a man who was listening to an iPod as he walked along a stretch of railroad tracks in Arcadia died when he failed to move out of the path of a train. Police Chief Victor Rogers identified the victim as 29-year-old Ray Andrew White... more »
October 11, 2010 9:47 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jennings police say a 43-year-old Lafayette man was struck and killed by a train. Police Chief Todd D'Albor said that 43-year-old Russell Anthony Carrier was struck early Sunday morning by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. D'Albor said Carrier was visiting family in the area and... more »
October 8, 2010 7:29 PM
A Crowley couple is dead after their car is struck by a train. It happened around 4 AM Friday morning on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside Crowley. Deputies say the train was moving close to 70-miles-an hour when it struck a car on the tracks. The train couldn't... more »
October 8, 2010 1:02 PM
Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon has identified the victims in this morning's train crash as Joshua Kade Feverjean, age 29 and Natalie S. Feverjean, age 37 both of Crowley. -----------------------------------
News Release from Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office:
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Crash Team was activated at approximately... more »
October 8, 2010 10:27 AM
News Release from Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office:
The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Crash Team was activated at approximately 4:00 a.m. to investigate a collision between a train and automobile.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received the call from a... more »
October 8, 2010 5:48 AM
A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
October 1, 2010 9:39 PM
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A train crash in central Indonesia killed at least 26 people and injured dozens Saturday, many suffering burns and broken bones, hospital officials and witnesses said. Some bodies were still trapped in the wreckage. The accident occurred near a station in Petarukan, a city on the... more »
September 15, 2010 6:14 PM
A train hits a car in the Mallet Community in St. Landry Parish. It happened Wednesday around 4:15 p.m. Two men were taken to the hospital. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office says the train was headed west-bound and the vehicle was headed south on Chanteberry Road crossing the tracks... more »
September 10, 2010 7:01 PM
More than a dozen people are recovering after an Amtrak train slammed into a big rig in Crowley. The crash happened just after 10AM Friday morning on American Legion Drive in Crowley. Two passengers, Louis Darby and Vicki Higgins recall the crash: "All of a sudden, we heard a big... more »
September 10, 2010 6:38 PM
Police are now looking for 17 year old Casey Rubin of Opelousas. They say he is considered a person of interest. The other man they took into custody last night has been released and is not facing any charges.
Meantime, the 8 year old victim is... more »
August 25, 2010 9:00 PM
INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a tractor-trailer rig with a freight train near the southeastern Louisiana town of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's investigators say that after the rig left a construction plant Wednesday, the driver failed to yield at an ungoverned railroad crossing. The rig... more »
August 11, 2010 12:09 PM
A train and 18 wheeler collided in St. Landry Parish this morning. The incident occurred just after 8 am between Opelousas and Eunice at US 190 and Chanteberry Road. There were no injuries.
July 19, 2010 7:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A train has derailed in old Algiers near the Crescent City Connection and the Mississippi River levee. Police had no details, but the Times-Picayune on Monday reported no one was injured when a Union Pacific/New Orleans Gulf Coast train had several cars jump the track and... more »
July 17, 2010 8:11 PM
A horrifying scene Saturday morning in Jeff Davis Parish after a teenager is killed by a train. It happened around 10 o'clock near Elton, off Liberty Cemetery Road. Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards tells KATC the westbound Union Pacific train struck the Ford Ranger pickup in a private drive.... more »
July 12, 2010 11:01 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a train struck and killed a man in downtown Shreveport. Investigators say the accident happened at 9:26 p.m. Sunday on the railroad trestle that crosses the Red River between the Texas Street and Interstate 20 bridges. Authorities have identified the man but are not... more »
July 8, 2010 2:07 PM
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 10:20 am this morning July 8, 2010 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a Train Derailment just outside of the city limits of Erath.
Sheriff Couvillon says that the train which is owned by La. Delta Railroads of 402... more »
June 23, 2010 8:17 PM
MADRID (AP) - Spanish official: At least 10 dead as train runs over people crossing tracks at rail station.
June 18, 2010 4:34 PM
INDEPENDENCE, 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... more »
May 29, 2010 11:47 PM
Scott Police are hoping you can help them identify a man killed by a train today.
Police didn't find any identification, when his body was pulled from the tracks.He was hit around 5 o'clock Saturday morning at the tracks near Pecan Grove and Walker Road in Lafayette. He's a... more »
May 11, 2010 4:18 PM
On 05/11/2010 at 3:45p.m.the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a train/vehicle crash on South Hospital Drive, south of Abbeville. A north bound Mazda vehicle failed to yield at the marked railroad crossing and struck a east bound L and D train. Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to... more »
February 18, 2010 11:17 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
February 11, 2010 1:28 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
November 24, 2009 6:12 PM
Services for the minister and his wife killed by a train on the way to church are set.
Reverend Fanley Thomas and his wife Florence will be laid to rest on Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Mamou. Franks Brothers Funeral Home in Eunice is handling the arrangements.... more »
November 23, 2009 7:45 AM
LE MOYEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say the Rev. Fanley Thomas and his wife, Florence, of Mamou, were killed when their car was hit by a train near St. James Baptist Church, where Fanley Thomas served as pastor. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 7... more »
November 22, 2009 6:31 PM
A St. Landry congregation will never be the same after a train accident that happened just outside of church.
Crying, Catherin Kinnerson said, "They came into our life to pull us together and God knows they left here today still to keep us together." 59 year olds Fanley and... more »
November 19, 2009 6:23 PM
There is a now a time limit on how long trains can block railroad crossings in Iberia Parish. The parish council unanimously decided, railroad cars cannot block a crossing for more than ten minutes without stopping to allow traffic to flow. Railroad companies will be fined $500 or owners could... more »