Witnesses: Man tried to outrun freight train

Published 10:45 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008

EUNICE, La. (AP) — Witnesses tell Eunice police that a 26-year-old man killed by a locomotive was trying to outrun the freight train.

Police say Shawn Manuel of Eunice died about 9 p.m. Monday night.

Witnesses told police they saw the man notice the Union Pacific Railroad train picking up speed, then run to the crossing in an attempt to beat it across.

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Eunice police say they are still investigating the incident.