Pedestrian killed in Livingston Parish crash
Published 8:48 am Monday, October 11, 2021
Holden – Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on October 10, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 12 at milepost 27 in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 45-year-old Kimberly Stanton of Holden.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Stanton attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of Interstate 12. At the same time, a 2018 Hyundai Sonata was traveling eastbound on Interstate 12. As Stanton attempted to cross the roadway, she was struck by the Hyundai.
Stanton sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Hyundai was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from Stanton and the driver of the Hyundai for analysis.
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. Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that making good choices, such as never driving while impaired and ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, can often be key to preventing and surviving serious crashes.