Name: L&N dispr
Employed as: Train Dispatcher, for 30+ years
Posted: 18 January 2017
NATALBANY, La -- Two young men in a car were killed when they drove
around another car and onto train tracks, in the path of an oncoming
Amtrak train Tuesday afternoon.
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. on Highway 1064 in Natalbany.
According to police, those killed were identified as 23-year-old Colton
Williams, who was driving; and 24-year-old Justin Lang, both from
Tickfaw. The 68 train passengers were not harmed. The train was headed
State Police said the crossing arms were down for the train, the
signals were flashing and the train was blaring its horn. In addition,
a second car was stopped and Colton's vehicle drove around it.
"The cross rails were down, the lights were flashing," said State
Police trooper Dustin Dwight. "Witnesses reported that the vehicle
went around a second vehicle into the path of the oncoming train… and
was struck by the train."
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