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Roads reopen following train vs. vehicle crash, driver arrested

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Caddo deputies arrested a Blanchard woman for DUI after she drove her car on train tracks causing a major crash, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Around 1 a.m. on Friday, June 10, a Blanchard Police officer found Jasmine Price, 26, in her car after attempting to drive on the tracks near the grade crossing at Alexander Avenue. The woman exited the vehicle and just as the officer attempted to contact KCS, a train came by crashing into the car, dragging it about a half-mile and setting it on fire.

 

Caddo Fire District 1 responded to put out the flames. Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Blanchard Police and KCS investigated the crash.

 

It was later determined that Price was driving while intoxicated. Price was arrested by CPSO Cpl. BenDavid Rivera.

 

Several roadways were shutdown during the crash investigation. Bell's Towing company removed the wrecked car from the tracks. All roadways have since been reopened.

 

 

 


ORIGINAL PRESSE RELEASE:

The following roads have been closed following a train vs. vehicle wreck in Blanchard:

  • Hwy 173 between downtown Blanchard and Roy Rd,
  • Blanchard Furrh Road
  • and Blanchard Latex Road

Around 1 a.m. on Friday, June 10, a Blanchard Police officer found a woman in her car stuck after attempting to drive on the tracks near the grade crossing at Alexander Avenue. The woman exited the vehicle. Just as the officer attempted to contact KCS, a train came by crashing into the car, dragging it about a half-mile and setting it on fire.

 

Caddo Fire District 1 responded to put out the flames. Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office, Blanchard Police and KCS are investigating the crash.

 

Bell’s Wrecker company is on the way to remove the car from the tracks. Nobody was injured in the crash.

 

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Bia Roldan at (318) 658-2959

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