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Pedestrian dies after getting hit by train in Denham Springs



DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – One person is dead after getting hit by a train in Denham Springs on Tuesday, April 27 according to the Denham Springs Police Department.

Officials state that Canadian National Railroad reported that an Eastbound locomotive had struck a pedestrian East of Summer Street before 6 p.m.

DSPD identified the pedestrian as Kenneth Henson, 39, routine toxicological samples will be obtained from Henson at autopsy

When police arrived on scene they found that the pedestrian had apparently been killed instantly.

Train personnel reported to officers that the pedestrian was walking westbound on the north rail, as if on a tightrope, with his head down and possibly wearing earbuds prior to being struck; he never responded to horn blasts from the train.

The train had reportedly been traveling approximately 36 mph prior to the impact.