GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a LaPlace man is dead after getting hit by a train early Wednesday morning.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened on LA 73 just south of Airline Highway in Gonzales around 3:45 a.m.
Lt. Col. Bobby Webre with APSO said that 24-year-old Bontrion Toliver of LaPlace was struck and killed in the train accident. Toliver recently moved to Louisiana from Dallas, Texas with his family.
Webre added in a written release that "it is unclear why Toliver was in Prairieville, and there was no vehicle present at the scene."
Anyone who may have information about the accident is asked to call the sheriff's office at 621-4636.