Texas man struck by train north of Campti

Wednesday, June 14, 2022, a Texas man suffered moderate injuries in a train/pedestrian incident north of Campti according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 8:46am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, and First Responders from International Paper-Red River Mill responded to reports of a train/pedestrian crash near the intersections of La. Hwy 3163 and La. Hwy 480 north of Campti, La.

Air EVAC medical helicoper was placed on stand-by.

Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene finding an alert male suffering from moderate injuries.

Deputies say a 60-year-old TNT Railcar Services Contract Worker from Sillsbee,Texas was working on a stationary locomotive engine stopped on the railroad tracks. At some point, the contract worker stepped off the locomotive and was struck by a southbound Kansas City Southern Train traveling on adjacent tracks.

Double-tracks are in the area of the incident.

Deputies say the victim was transported from the scene to a Shreveport hospital with moderate injuries.

Deputy D. Haliburton is working the incident.

We would like to thank International Paper First Responders for their quick response and assistance during the incident.

KCS and TNT Railcar Sevices officials were notified of the incident.

NPSO Release