SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) - A man was killed when he was hit by a train early Friday morning, according to authorities.
The Slidell Police Department reported David Finch, 37, was hit by a train as he walked along the railroad tracks near Front Street around 1:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police Chief Randy Smith said investigators suspect Finch may have been impaired at the time. A sample of his blood was sent for analysis.
Smith added as of now, the crash is being ruled as a tragic accident.
The investigation is ongoing.