Pedestrian hit by train in Westlake - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Pedestrian hit by train in Westlake

WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

A Texas man is being airlifted to Lafayette General Hospital with critical injuries after being struck by a Union Pacific train near the intersection of Hilma and Railroad Avenue in Westlake Sunday evening according to Westlake PD Assistant Chief Jack Bartlett.

The man has not been identified and a narrative of what happened on the tracks has not been released.  Bartlett says Westlake PD will continue their investigation along with private representatives from Union Pacific to determine what happened.

Bartlett asks motorists to avoid the Miller Avenue crossing in Westlake until about 10pm.

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