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[UPDATE] Two Trains Collide In Keithville, Louisiana; Three People Injured

Train derailment

[UPDATE]  The intersection of Old Mansfield Road and Keithville-Springridge Road will be closed for most of the day following a two-train collision.

Caddo sheriff’s deputies say early this morning, a southbound Union Pacific train on the main track was diverted onto a side track and ran into a parked coal train.  Three crew members on the moving train were injured, but we don’t know how badly.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.  We’ll bring you more details as we get them.

[ORIGINAL STORY]  Caddo Parish Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a train collision this morning in Keithville, LA. According to reports, two trains collided just after 6:30 a.m. on Clingman Road.

Clingman Road

It happened alongside the Clingman Road near the Keithville Springridge Road. There are reports that several people have been injuried and taken to local hospitals, though we don’t know the extent of the injuries just yet. Several of the rail cars have jumped the tracks. The area is expected to be blocked off for several hours. Keep checking back as we update this breaking story or listen to 710 KEEL.


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