Driver injured after pickup truck hit by freight train early Monday in Gonzales _lowres

Photo provided by Charlotte Guedry -- A damaged pickup truck sits aside the railroad track on Gonzales after it was hit by a train Monday, Dec. 14, 2015.

A freight train struck a pickup truck early Monday in Gonzales leaving the driver with moderate to serious injuries, city police said.

The driver of the pickup was the only person in the truck, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. The wreck occurred on the Kansas City Southern rail line near Felix Street a little before 7 a.m.

New River Street and La. 429 remained closed midmorning Monday at the railroad tracks, said Charlotte Guedry, spokeswoman for Gonzales police.

Police officers are investigating the crash.