Sorrento 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.