1 killed in crash involving ATRANS vehicle in Alexandria

Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 12:16 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 12:18 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A person waiting for a City of Alexandria transit van was hit and killed Wednesday morning during a crash.

The City of Alexandria said that around 11 a.m., a car hit the ATRANS van from behind on Hwy 1 near Ulster Drive. That resulted in the death of the person waiting to get on the ATRANS van. Another person waiting for the van, the driver of the car, and five other passengers on the van were also injured.

“We try to keep everybody aware of traffic and changing conditions as well as the ATRANS people. We try to be aware of those things, but unfortunately, it’s an accident,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “The main thing is that the injuries are there, the fatality that took place is something that we don’t want to see happen, but it has happened. Our hearts go out to the injured as well as the family of the deceased.”

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

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