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Police identify woman killed by train in Sulphur

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 7:23 AM CDT
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Sulphur, LA (KPLC) - A pedestrian has died after being struck by a train in Sulphur, according to the Sulphur Police Department.

The police department was notified that a person had been struck by a train at the Crocker St. crossing Monday, July 5, at approximately 11:30 p.m., according to Sulphur police.

Officers responded and learned that for an unknown reason, Destiny Denton, 22, of Sulphur, was on the railroad tracks and struck by a westbound train.

Sulphur police say Denton was pronounced dead at the scene.

We spoke with a friend of Denton’s father.

“Her daddy come up on a bicycle and told me his daughter got hit by the train tracks,” said Sulphur resident, Justin Laughlin. “He usually doesn’t play about anything like that.”

Laughlin said Denton moved to Sulphur a few months ago to be closer to her family. He saw Denton shortly before the accident occurred. He said she seemed like herself, and she didn’t seem to have anything weighing on her mind.

“I mean, I saw the girl the night that it happened,” Laughlin said. “She didn’t look like she had anything on her mind because she was with her boyfriend.”

The case remains under investigation by the Sulphur Police Department and the Union Pacific Railroad Police.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Sulphur Police Department at 337-527-4550.

Sulphur police say they would like to remind the public that railroad tracks are private property, and walking on the tracks is trespassing, according to Louisiana Law.

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