Teen who survived duck hunting accident, killed overnight
LIVONIA- A Pointe Coupee Parish teen who stole the hearts of the community after he was shot during a duck hunting accident two years ago, died overnight after a train hit him.
Investigators said around 1 a.m., Brandt Torres and his friends were putting coins down on the train tracks at the Livonia Rail Yard when he was struck. He died at the scene.
Brandt Torres made a miraculous recovery after a friend shot him in the head while they were duck hunting two years ago. The community came out with candlelight vigils to support Brandt. Ultimately, he made a full recovery.
"I'm happy that I made it back and made it through everything," Brandt Torres told WBRZ in January of 2013. "I'm doing a lot better."
Last night's tragedy took place as the family got ready to mark two years since Torres was shot in that duck hunting accident.
"To see that tragedy and him survive and now wind up here, it's a sad story," Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres said.
The Railroad is conducting an independent investigation into what happened. None of the friends Brandt Torres was with overnight were injured.