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Unidentified pedestrian struck and killed on I-10 in Jefferson Parish crash

Jefferson – On Monday, January 4, 2021 at approximately 9:30 am, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on I-10 eastbound near Causeway Blvd. in Jefferson Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of an unidentified male pedestrian.

The initial investigation revealed that an unidentified white male was walking eastbound on I-10 near Causeway Blvd. At the same time, a 2017 Ford Focus and a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu were both traveling eastbound on I-10 in the area of Causeway Blvd. For reasons still under investigation, the unidentified male attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of I-10 and was struck by both vehicles. The unidentified male suffered serious injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Both drivers were properly restrained and were not injured. Both drivers showed no signs of impairment. Toxicology samples taken from both drivers and the pedestrian will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for further analysis. Identification of the pedestrian will be released pending positive identification and notification of next of kin by the Coroner. This crash remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

Crashes involving pedestrians can often be avoided by following some basic safety guidelines. Pedestrians should wear light-colored or reflective clothing and should always avoid walking on the roadway in dark areas. Pedestrians must also assume that approaching motorists cannot see them, especially at night. Crossing roadways only in well-lit, designated areas and always walking facing traffic will enhance the safety for pedestrians.