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Pedestrian fatally struck by train on Choctaw Drive

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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. 

The incident is still under investigation. 

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