- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - State officials are reviewing an Iberia Parish railroad crossing where five people were killed almost two months ago.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spokeswoman Deidra Druillhet told The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1o9I46B) Wednesday that the La. 88 railroad intersection study is expected to take about two months, and will help determine if any additional traffic measures are needed for the area.

The newspaper reports trains have crashed into vehicles at the crossing at least once each year for the last four years.

Five people died after a train crashed into their car, which was stopped on the tracks, Dec. 22.

A sign warning drivers against stopping on the tracks was installed last month.

DODT engineers will review traffic volumes and crash reports, conduct speed studies and take measurements at the intersection.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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