LaPlace pedestrian struck, killed Tuesday night

Published 9:40 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LAPLACE — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday night in LaPlace as a result of injuries suffered during an Airline Highway collision, authorities said.

Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated the scene on Airline Highway near Vicknair Place shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The crash claimed the life of 36-year-old Kristy Zeigler of LaPlace.

Preliminary investigation revealed Zeigler was walking west across the southbound right lane of Airline Highway when she was struck by a Ford F-150, driven by 43-year-old Randy Robertson of Norco, who was traveling south on Airline Highway in the right lane.

The Ford’s right front bumper struck Zeigler, who State Police said was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to Louisiana State Police, impairment is suspected on the part of Zeigler, and toxicology tests will be performed following an autopsy.

Robertson, who was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, submitted to a blood test that will be analyzed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.