Coroner: 2 Killed by Train While on Tracks Ignored Warnings

Ap 503821937307ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama coroner says a man and a woman were killed by a freight train while walking along tracks ignoring the blaring horn, and never gave any indication of concern. Limestone County Coroner Mike West says video from the engine shows 37-year-old Lakerris Petty and 31-year-old Brandy Louise Parker never attempted to get away as the northbound train bore down on them near downtown Athens on Monday. West describes the victims as a couple. He says toxicology tests will be performed to determine whether drugs or alcohol might have been involved, but there was no indication that either person wanted to harm themselves.

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