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Train crashes into semi-trailer carrying oversized load in DeQuincy

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:22:09-04

CALCASIEU PARISH — A train crashed into a semi-trailer Wednesday morning in DeQuincy.

According to KPLC, the vehicle, carrying an oversized load, was on the tracks and attempting to cross when the railroad signals lowered at LA 27 and Washington Street.

DeQuincy Police say the driver exited the truck to make sure the vehicle would clear the signals when the arms came down and the train approached. The driver was hauling an empty industrial tank.

The train could not stop and struck the semi-trailer. No injuries were reported.