Posted: Aug 22, 2011 6:46 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say an oncoming train killed a 60-year-old man while he sat in his pickup on train tracks at crossing in Grosse Tete.
Iberville Parish Sheriff's Maj. Johnny Blanchard tells The Advocate Thomas Breenan of Grosse Tete sat in his truck on the tracks at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Blanchard said the train sounded its horn to get Breenan to move, but he never did.
He says the train struck the driver's side of the truck and killed Breenan on impact.