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Death at Fluker Crossing

Photo courtesy of Wanda McCoy

DAMAGE -- The front of an Amtrak's engine is damaged after hitting an 18-wheeler about 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fluker crossing across from Kent Enterprise. The driver of the 18-wheeler perished in the wreck. According to the Tangiphoa Parish Sheriff's Office the Amtrak was carrying 98 passengers at the time and minor injuries were reported. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said other facts surrounding the investigation will be released as they become available. Fluker is between Amite and Kentwood in northern Tangipahoa Parish.