Pedestrian fatally struck by train on Choctaw Drive
BATON ROUGE - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train Wednesday evening on Choctaw Drive.
The incident was reported just before 7 p.m. at the railroad tracks on Choctaw near N. 38th Street.
According to police, 21-year-old Chemiss Parker was attempting to run across the tracks when he was hit by an Illinois Central train. He died at the scene.
Choctaw and N. 38th person dead on train tracks. Train is nearby. Coroner is on the way. pic.twitter.com/QFpuXBBl4H— Bess Casserleigh (@BCasserleigh) May 2, 2019
The incident is still under investigation.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Voter turnout main focus in Governor's race
TSA reminds travelers they'll soon need a 'Real ID-compliant' form to board...
Tight governor's race main focus of Saturday elections
Local shops cashing in on LSU merch, especially #9 jerseys
Community activist shot to death hours after speaking out at city council...