Baker woman killed after being hit by train

AKERS — According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, a woman was killed after being struck by a train Sunday evening.

TPSO says 47-year-old Sybil Henry of Baker was hit by a train as it passed through Akers (Manchac) just before 6:30 PM.

For reasons still under investigation, Henry ended up on the tracks. Officials say the train tried to hit the brakes but could not come to a stop before hitting Henry.

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