Two Baton Rouge siblings were killed last week when their vehicle was struck by an oncoming train. Byron Henderson, 41, and Myra Henderson, 42, were driving their SUV westbound on Dorcy Road in White Castle, LA when it came to a complete stop while atop of the railroad tracks. The crossing is not outfitted with warning lights or crossing guards.
Union Pacific, the owners and operators of the train, allege that the train’s horn was blown continuously for forty seconds prior to the collision. The Iberville Sheriff’s Office is still looking into why the vehicle was parked on the railroad tracks. Investigators are hoping that footage from the train’s front-mounted cameras will shed more light on this event.
Union Pacific is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office by conducting their own investigation into the events of that day. While it is not currently know what speed the train was traveling at the time of impact, Union Pacific spokesperson Jeff DeGraff confirmed that their trains’ speed is limited to 60 mph in that area.