2 dead in car vs. train wreck

August 18, 2008 8:01:26 PM PDT
Police say a car failed to yield at a Louisiana railroad crossing and drove into the path of a freight train, killing the two people inside the car.State Police Senior Trooper Stephen LaFargue says 52-year-old Nelson Guidry and his passenger, 46-year-old Jacqueline Guidry, were pronounced dead at the scene of Monday's accident. Both were from Kinder, about 180 miles west of New Orleans.

LaFargue says Guidry's Chevrolet Cavalier failed to yield as a southbound Union Pacific train approached. The crossing was marked with signs but no crossing arms. He says the engineer sounded the horn as it approached.

Neither victim was wearing a seat belt. Routine toxicology tests are pending. No one on the train was injured.