Unidentified Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Jefferson Davis Parish
Published 7:33 am Thursday, May 26, 2022
Jefferson Davis Parish – On May 26, 2022, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of LA Hwy 101 and Gro Racca Road in Jefferson Davis Parish. The crash claimed the life of an unidentified pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation revealed the crash occurred as the pedestrian was walking north within the lane of travel on LA 101. At the same time, the driver of a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck who was traveling north, struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Ford was not injured and showed no signs of impairment. Toxicology samples were taken from the driver and pedestrian and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
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.
Troop D has investigated 8 fatal crashes resulting in 9 deaths in 2022.