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Name released in Sorrento train wreck

train wreckSorrento Chief of Police Earl Theriot has confirmed that Cody Fonte was the individual who was critically injured in the train accident on Hwy. 22 (John LeBlanc Road) last week. Fonte’s vehicle was struck by an oncoming train. An officer with the Sorrento Police Department stated Fonte had attempted to beat the train as it began to pass across Hwy 22.

According to Theriot, Fonte was in his pickup truck headed to work when the incident occurred.

“We have investigated the railroad crossing and all of the caution signs and lights, and all was working at the time of the crash,” said Chief Theriot

According to a family friend, Fonte is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at an area hospital, but is progressing.

“Initially the family was told that he (Fonte) wasn’t going to make it, but now they’re hoping for a full recovery,” said the friend.

We will keep you updated with more information as it become available.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I'm am one of Cody's first cousins; If anyone is interested we are having a blood drive/JAMBALAYA SALE for 5 dollars a plate at St. Amant Fire Department on May 18, 11:00am – 3:00pm if you want to come and help Cody. If you do come, thank you very much! We all here in our family love Cody very very much and we are praying for him constantly. Once again if you do come and help we all thank you very much and if you come tell us that you saw this so we can thank you in person.

  2. Sally Veal says:


  3. Before we look for who are what is at fault let's find our way to church, bended knees or just taking a moment to pray for cody and his entire family everything slse is obsolete' al the energy we fimd to speculate should be spent on prayers I no I don't know the young man but anyone that can walkaway from that is one of God's miracles and for that alone I pray thru Christ our Saviour for his recovery.

    • Bettye G.S...... says:

      Thank you Joyce, you are so right with all you had to say. Cody is one of God’s Miracles and I know God is going to use him in a special way. What a testimony he is as to what God can do. When you come down next time, I will introduce you to Cody, Brandi and their beautiful baby girl.
      For anyone who might be reading this, Blood Donations are still need, I was told you can donate at any hospital, not sure if it is just in our surrounding area or if it reaches into other cities. In this area, all you need to do is tell them you are donating for Cody Fonte, who is in The Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge. Thank you to everyone for your prayers and please continue to pray for Cody.

  4. Dwayne M. says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery, We are thinking of cody, and his family and friends.

  5. Janice N Bashrum says:

    Thank God for keeping this young man alive, prayers for him and his family.

  6. Rofl Dat Wafl says:

    They don’t have the arms at that RR Crossing, just lights.