LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - A man who was hit by a train Monday afternoon died from his injuries at the hospital only hours later.
The Lafayette Police Department said Mckensey Portalis, 59, of Lafayette, was hit by a train at the North Loop railroad crossing around 12:30 p.m. He died Monday evening.
Investigators said Portalis was hit by an Amtrak train while he was trying to cross the railroad tracks. They added the impact threw him about 50 feet.
According to reports, witnesses told detectives all of the warnings at the crossing were working properly at the time of the crash.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.