Man dies 3 days after losing feet when struck by train

Man dies 3 days after losing feet when struck by train
Preliminary investigation indicates a man was walking from Payne subdivision to his residence on Brickyard Road when he apparently sat down and fell asleep on the Union Pacific railroad tracks, authorities say. (Source: Google Maps)

NATCHITOTCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A man has died three days after being hit by a train while sleeping on railroad tracks in Natchitoches Parish.

The Natchitoches coroner's office reports that Henry Allen Howard died about 4 a.m. Wednesday as a result of his injuries.

The 65-year-old Natchitoches man had been in an Alexandria hospital since losing both feet in the accident.

The accident happened about 1 a.m. Sunday near the Brickyard Road area off Louisiana Highway 6 near Natchitoches.

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