Woman dies after being struck by train

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A 64 year old woman died before dawn Sunday after she was struck by a train in Vinton.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says 64 year old Sally Hooker of Vinton was walking on the tracks near the intersection of Edgerly DeQuincy Hwy. and Edgerly Cut-off Rd. in Vinton around 4 a.m.

Authorities say as the train engineer saw Hooker on the tracks, he began sounding the horn but Hooks made no attempt to move out of the way.

As a result, authorities say she was hit by the train and pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is on-going.


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