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La. among top 2 in railway incidents
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Edward Wright speaks to Ruston locals about the importance of train safety.

Every 1 minute and 10 seconds there is a train collision in the United States.

Couple that with the fact that Louisiana and Mississippi have the most train collision accidents in the country, and it becomes clear why the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office would be concerned for local residents.

On Thursday, Edward Wright, with Operation Lifesavers, a national nonprofit organization promoting train safety, spoke at the first of a series of meetings the sheriff’s office plans to host.

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