DSPD works hit and run (copy)

FILE PHOTO - Two Denham Springs Police officers help shut down traffic southbound on Hatchell Lane / Pete's Highway to work a fatal accident scene at Edgewood Drive and Pete's Highway.

Traffic was at a standstill in eastern Denham Springs Tuesday evening, and it's now clear why.

A pedestrian was struck by a train, near where Woodland Street meets U.S. 190, sometime in the late afternoon.

Several rail cars were stationary at the Hatchell Lane railroad crossing after the incident.

Denham Springs Police Chief Shannon Womack confirmed the incident, but details are still being gathered.

This story will be updated.

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