One Dead In Collision Of Pickup, Amtrak Train

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An investigation is underway into the cause of a deadly crash involving a pickup truck and an Amtrak train at a crossing near Slidell.

The accident happened early last night near Highway 11 when the eastbound truck traveled into the path of the train headed to New Orleans. The truck wound up submerged in a small canal, with the driver dying at the scene.

No one on the train was injured.

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