CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Several agencies are on the scene of a train derailment in south Caddo Parish that sent the train’s engineer to the hospital and shut down part of LA Hwy 1.
It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday near Yearwood Rd. when a saltwater truck crossed the tracks in front of a Union Pacific train, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. Around 12-15 cars and the locomotive derailed at the front of the line and another six derailed in the rear.
LA Hwy. 1 northbound is blocked at the Red River-Caddo parish line. Southbound traffic being diverted at Hwys. 1 and 175. Ellerbe Road is also closed at Hwy. 1.
Deputies on the scene said there are no confirmed hazardous materials leaks, and no evacuations have been ordered.
The driver of the saltwater truck was not injured. The engineer was taken to Willis-Knighton Pierremont by Caddo Fire District #5 with unknown injuries.
The following agencies are on scene or have been requested to respond, according to CPSO: Caddo Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Hazardous Materials Unit, Red River Sheriff’s Office, Caddo Fire District #5, Louisiana State Police Hazardous Materials Unit, Louisiana DOTD, and Union Pacific Railroad.