Barge on Atchafalaya River crashes into bridge

KROTZ SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A barge accident forced three people to swim to safety Thursday night.

According to authorities in Pointe Coupee Parish, it happened in Krotz Springs when a tow boat hit the railroad bridge over the Atchafalaya River and sank.

Reportedly, there were three people on board and they all made it out safely.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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