POSTED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:04pm
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (NBC33) — A 21-year-old man was killed this weekend after he was hit by a train.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident occured on Saturday, March 16 at roughly 3:15 a.m. We’re told Ryan Freeman of Prairieville was struck by a train near Swamp Road.
The train conductor told investigators that Freeman was laying on the tracks and never looked up or moved as he approached.
Freeman was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy is being conducted. The investigation is ongoing at this time.