St. James Parish man killed in train accident

St. James Parish man killed in train accident
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HAMMOND (WVUE) -A 25-year-old Gramercy man was killed Friday night when he was struck by a train in Hammond.

The Hammond Police Dept. says the accident happened around 11:40 p.m. in the 100 block of North Cate Street.

Police say the victim, identified as Ridge Michael Melancon, was attempting to place a quarter on the railroad tracks when he was struck by the train.  Melancon was pronounced deceased on the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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