NEW IBERIA- Last night, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and an 18-wheeler on US Highway 90 near Neco Town Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man.
According to investigating Troopers, on September 30, 2012, at 8:45 p.m., 57-year-old Ray Hebert of Chauvin was driving a 2005 Freightliner tractor-trailer west on US Highway 90. A pedestrian, 67-year-old Amos Johnson of New Iberia was crossing US Highway 90 from south to north when he was struck by Hebert's vehicle. Johnson was pronounced dead by the Iberia Parish Coroner. Hebert, who was properly restrained, was not injured.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples have been obtained and will submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers remind pedestrians that state law requires pedestrians to walk on a sidewalk if one is provided. Should you need to cross the road, you may only do so at intersections and properly marked crosswalks. If no sidewalk is provided pedestrians must walk on the left shoulder, or as far to the left side of the road as practical, against the flow of traffic. Troopers also recommend that pedestrians wear light colored or reflective clothing if walking on the road between dusk and dawn or during times of inclement weather.