Sulphur railroad accident claims life of man
Sulphur, LA (KPLC) - A railroad accident in Sulphur Sunday night has claimed the life of a man, according to the Sulphur Police Department.
“I heard some sirens going on, and I thought. And then they kind of sounded far away,” resident Peggy Stark said. “I thought, ‘well, it must have been nowhere close around here.’ And then, I didn’t hear them anymore.”
According to the Sulphur Police Department, a victim was struck and killed by a train between the intersections of North Claiborne and East Crocker Street.
“We got a call in reference to a male subject that had been struck by an eastbound Amtrak train,” Major Jason Gully with the Sulphur Police Department said.
We spoke with several resident’s in the area who said police worked the scene throughout Sunday night into early Monday morning.
“I just went on and went to bed. And this morning when I got up, it was all over the place that someone had died at the railroad tracks,” Stark said.
Authorities confirm the victim was a Hispanic male.
“Officers got on the scene and the male was deceased,” Gully said. “And right now, we are currently working with the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office to identify the subject.”
Stark has lived close to this railroad crossing for several years. She said these accidents make her extra cautious.
“Yes, they do now. I feel eerie going over them,” Stark said.
This case is actively under investigation.
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