19-year-old pedestrian killed in West Baton Rouge Parish crash identified

Published 5:21 am Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Update – The pedestrian has been identified as 19-year-old Gunner Thornton of Lake Charles. Through further investigation, it was learned that Thornton was walking north on LA Hwy 415 between 2:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.   Troopers are urging anyone with information regarding this crash contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500.

Lobdell – Shortly before 4:00 a.m. on November 6, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 10 east of LA Hwy 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.  The crash claimed the life of an unidentified pedestrian.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as the pedestrian was in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10. While in the roadway, the pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.

This crash remains under investigation, and Troopers ask that anyone with information regarding this crash contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at 225-754-8500.