Denham Springs woman dies when train hits vehicle

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.