Vigil, memorial established for Walker train crash victim

Vigil, memorial established for Walker train crash victim

POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 4:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:36pm

A memorial has been set up at the site where a 29-year-old woman died yesterday.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Laraye London-Phillips was in her van when she tried to cross a railroad track. That's when a train hit her van and dragged for about a quarter mile.

Phillips died at the hospital.

The crossing at Sunland Drive is unmarked, but witnesses said the train was sounding its whistle.

A vigil is planned for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. It's set for seven this evening at the Live Oak Ball Park in Denham Springs.

Police said the crash is still under investigation.

The conductor of the train hasn't been cited.
 

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