Train Pedestrian Crash Near Opelousas *** UPDATE *** Victim Identified
The pedestrian struck by a train on the tracks off Highway 104 near Highway 3043 has been identified as 46-year-old Michael C. Swank of Somerset, Kentucky. Swank was killed on impact. Swank, who was reportedly mentally challenged, left his home in February of 2014. His family has been notified. Swank was a transient and had no known associates or residence in Louisiana.
Sebille Funeral Home of Opelousas is handling the arrangements.