DeSoto Parish Train-Truck Crash

On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, a person was taken to the Hospital after driving into the path of a train in south DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, reports KTBS. The collision happened at U.S.-171 and New Benson Road, south of Mansfield. The crash caused a UPS truck to flip onto its side, but thankfully only one injury was reported.

We don’t know what caused the crash, but distracted driving leads to thousands of crashes every year. Distracted driving can take many forms, but the most common is texting while driving. To keep Louisiana roads safe, the state legislature passed laws against texting and driving in the state. So if you’re driving in Louisiana, don’t text and drive! You’ll help keep the road safe for everyone.