Update: Double fatality involving car-train on US Hwy 80
Bienville Parish, LA(KSLA)- LA State Police troop G are investigating a double fatality involving a train and a car.
It happened around 3 pm Saturday on US Hwy 80 east of Taylor between Taylor and Gibsland.
LA State Police say that a couple in a tan Cavalier were traveling south on Oscar-Kilpatrick Road when their car got into the path of a train that was traveling east. The 105-car-train hit the car and dragged the car 500 feet before it came to a complete stop.
Family members on the scene said that the couple were on their way back from a funeral when the accident happened. They say that the engineer told them he used his siren to alert the driver, but was too late for the driver to change his path.
The couple were instantly killed upon impact.
Police have not released the name of the crash victims.
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