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Pedestrian struck and killed in Jefferson Parish crash

Marrero – Last night, at approximately 8:45 pm, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash involving a pedestrian on US 90B at Garden Road in Jefferson Parish. The crash took the life of 38-year-old Brandon Dell of Marrero.

The preliminary investigation revealed Dell was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of travel near the intersection of Garden Lane. At the same time, a 2001 Nissan pickup truck was traveling westbound on US 90B near Garden Lane. For reasons unknown at this time, Dell stepped in to the left lane of travel on US 90B and was struck by the Nissan pickup truck. Dell suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Nissan was properly restrained with no injuries. Impairment on the part of Dell is unknown however a standard toxicology report will be pending through the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Nissan showed no signs of impairment. This crash remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes. Operate under the assumption that motorist cannot see you as speed and time perception can be deceptive while standing on or near a roadway. Motorists that witness hazardous or dangerous situations are urged to dial *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police.