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Train wreck claims one life

Cockrell was also transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center Emergency Room with numerous — but non-life threatening — injuries by Ruston Ambulance Service.

Hawkins said Cockrell told officers with the Ruston PD that she was traveling north on Maple street and did not see any warning signals or hear any train horn.

The engineer of the train, Torrish Pearson, advised officers he could see that the crossing lights were activated and that he sounded the “whistle stop” or “train horn” as required by state regulation and company policy.

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