TRAFFIC UPDATE: Hwy 1 at Mira Myrtis Rd. remains closed after train, truck collide in Caddo Parish

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CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Hwy 1 at Mira Myrtis Rd. remains closed after a KCS train and an 18-wheeler collided in north Caddo Parish this morning.

According to Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator shortly after 6 a.m., Thursday the driver of the truck was traveling westbound on Mira Myrtis Rd. when he crossed the tracks and got the cab stuck in the mud.

The trailer was still on the tracks when it was hit by the train.

The truck was carrying 240,000 empty tin cans, which were scattered along the scene of the crash.

Sheriff Prator said no one was injured in the accident.

The driver of the truck, 40-year-old Bedriy Mohammed Ali, of Dallas, was issued a ticket by Caddo deputies for failure to maintain a lane.

Deputies are diverting traffic on Mira Myrtis Rd. at Hosston-Rodessa Rd. while the accident is investigated and the area is cleaned up of all debris.

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