A pedestrian was killed this afternoon after he was hit by a train in Rayne.

Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly said the accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

Stelly said a white male was walking North on Mervine Kahn Extension and was struck a by a west bound Amtrak Train traveling from New Orleans to Beaumont.

Acadia Parish Coroner's office pronounced the man dead on the scene.

The victim's name is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Stelly said this is an ongoing investigation.