NEW ORLEANS, LA (WWL-TV) - A man was killed after being hit by a train near the Lakefront Airport, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The unidentified man was hit by an Amtrak train by the 6800 block of Hayne Boulevard, according to Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesperson for police. Police say the incident occurred around 7:10 p.m.
The Amtrak was headed to New Orleans. The engineer sounded the train's horn, but the man did not respond before being hit by the train.
According to Amtrak, 165 passengers were onboard on the train at the time of the incident. The trained was stopped for over two hours while investigators were on the scene.