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Car Collides With Train

Friday, April 12, 2002

Sheriff Michael W. Neustrom advises that on Friday, April 12, 2002 at approximately 7:41 AM, Lafayette Parish Sheriff Deputies responded to a train/car crash at the intersection of Rendezvous Road and Cameron Street. A vehicle driven by 29-year-old Frederick Lawrence, of Scott, Louisiana, attempted to cross the railroad tracks on Rendezvous Road, was struck by a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train, and thrown approximately 100 feet into a nearby ditch. The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the circumstances leading to this collision; charges are pending.

Donna Delahoussaye
Media Relations/Project Coordinator
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office