Train hits man laying on tracks in Lake Charles

Train hits man laying on tracks in Lake Charles

On Jan. 21 at about 11:00 p.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the train tracks on Highway 3256 in Lake Charles regarding a pedestrian/train accident, according to a release from the department.

The investigation revealed Damon S. Long, 43, Houma, was laying partially on the tracks. As the train was backing up, the engineer could not see Long, and he was struck by the back end of the train.

Long was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

CPSO Forensic Investigation Unit Detective Sgt. Sandra Gibson is the lead investigator of this incident.

- Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

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