According to witnesses', Ms. Tuckson was walking backwards toward the railroad tracks. She was communicating with an individual that was in the Rosemary Park, which is in the 400 block of Taylor Street. As the train was blowing its horn, Tuckson walked into the path and was struck by the eastbound train. The crossing is not equipped with lights and/or crossing arms.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Officer Patrick Gallagher of the Kenner Police Department Traffic Division is in charge of the investigation.