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LA1 closed following train vs. big rig crash

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A section of highway 1 is closed at French Rd. after a train crashed into a salt water truck on Friday afternoon, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Caddo deputies responded to the crash just after 3 p.m. on Friday. Sgt. Benevage said the big rig was traveling west when a KCS train heading south crashed into the big rig's cab rupturing its tank and ejecting the driver.

SWEPCO, Caddo Fire District 8, North Caddo Medical and Life Air Rescue were all called to the scene. Life Air Rescue's helicoper broke down shortly after landing. The driver of the big rig was transported to an area hospital via ambulance.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area until the helicopter is removed from the roadway.

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

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