WALKER – A Denham Springs woman died Wednesday afternoon after the car she was driving was struck by a locomotive, according to the Walker Police Department.
Laraye London Phillips, 29, was pronounced dead at a Walker hospital, Police Chief Marliam Lee said.
Phillips, who was driving a four-door Chevy HHR, was alone in the car and apparently going to work at a site just across the railroad tracks, police reported.
Phillips turned off of U.S. 190 onto Industrial Drive, where her vehicle was struck by a westbound Canadian National locomotive, Lee said.
No one else was injured in the wreck, Lee said.
The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. and resulted in the closure of U.S. 190 for several hours.
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