Shreveport, La (KSLA)- A tragic motor vehicle/train crash that happened in Shreveport this afternoon left one elderly woman dead and injured her husband. The crash took place just after 4:30 PM at the railroad tracks just north of Highway 3132 near the intersection of Ashley Ridge Boulevard and Line Avenue in South Shreveport. It involved a Union Pacific locomotive and a Chrysler Concord.
The passenger, has been identified as Marion Hirsch, 86, of Shreveport. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Caddo Parish Coroner's office. Her 92-year-old husband, who was driving at that time, was transported to LSUHC with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
Preliminary on-scene investigation reports say that the driver drove the vehicle into the side of a moving train. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Shreveport Police Department to determine exactly what factors contributed to this crash.