Pedestrian Killed in Plaquemines Parish Crash

Published 11:41 am Friday, February 17, 2023

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Port Sulphur – On February 16, 2023, just before 9:00 p.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on LA 23, south of Reddick Lane in Port Sulphur. This crash ultimately claimed the life of 31-year-old Trevor Powe of Terrytown.

The initial investigation revealed a 2005 Cadillac Escalade was traveling south in the right lane of LA 23 in Port Sulphur. For reasons still under investigation, Powe was standing in the right lane of LA 23 and was struck by the Cadillac. In the area of the crash, there are no designated crosswalks and lighting is limited. Additionally, Powe was wearing dark colored clothing at the time of the crash.

Powe suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Cadillac was restrained at the time of the crash and uninjured.

Impairment is not suspected on the part of the driver of the Cadillac and is unknown for Powe, toxicology tests are pending. This investigation is ongoing.  

Pedestrians and motorists alike are urged to remain vigilant while on area roadways and pay close attention to their surroundings. 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.