VIVIAN, LA (KSLA) – Caddo Parish deputies identified Friday the pedestrian that died Thursday morning after being struck by a KCS train.
49-year-old Samuel Jackson of Vivian, Louisiana, according to deputies was walking toward Hwy. 1 in Vivian when crossed the tracks at the same time the train was coming.
According to witnesses, the KCS train was traveling at a moderate speed with warning horns blaring at the time the man was hit.
Deputies say that the location where the pedestrian was crossing the tracks was not an authorized crossing, but is a place where pedestrians often cross to get to businesses and residences on the other side of the highway.