Train collides with 18-wheeler near Plaquemine

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth

A train collided with an 18-wheeler near the Dow plant intersection on Hwy. 1 in Iberville Parish.  

According to Sheriff Brett Stassi, there were no reported injuries or fatalities and that the driver of the 18-wheeler jumped out of his vehicle before the southbound train struck its broadside.

Officials said the train is leaking fuel, so it will be some time before the accident is cleared.