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Fatality victim identified

The Caddo Sheriff's Office has released the name of a pedestrian who was struck by a train on Thursday, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. 

Austin G. Gullette, 56, of Keithville, was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a BNSF train in a wooded area  just west of Deep Woods subdivision. Gullette was walking north on the tracks around 5 p.m. when the train approached. The engineer sounded the train whistle, but Gullette continued to walk on the tracks toward the train, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Vaitkus.

The fatality is being investigated by the Caddo Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit.

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