Train-Car collision

A Texas man was injured when his car collided with a Union Pacific train at the intersection of North Crocker and West Verdine streets in Sulphur Monday.

A texas man is in critical condition in a Lafayette hospital after colliding with a train in Sulphur Monday afternoon.

According to Chief of Police Lewis Coats, on Monday, October 1, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Sulphur Police Department received a call of a vehicle train crash at North Crocker Street and West Verdine Street crossing.

Initial investigation revealed that Grant Marshall Ozment, 22, of Webster, Texas, was traveling north and failed to yield to a westbound Union Pacific Train.

Ozment was transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital by Acadian Ambulance with major injuries and later transferred to Lafayette General Hospital.  

As of press time, Ozment was in critical but stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing by Officer AJ Powell, the department’s traffic accident reconstructionist.  Ozment’s phone was located at the scene with a map application open indicating he may have been distracted by his mobile phone at the time of the crash.

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