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Police: Man dies after getting hit by train as he walked along tracks

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Source: Slidell Police Department Source: Slidell Police Department
SLIDELL, LA (WAFB) -

A man was killed when he was hit by a train early Friday morning, according to authorities.

The Slidell Police Department reported David Finch, 37, was hit by a train as he walked along the railroad tracks near Front Street around 1:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Chief Randy Smith said investigators suspect Finch may have been impaired at the time. A sample of his blood was sent for analysis.

Smith added as of now, the crash is being ruled as a tragic accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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