Opelousas PD: Pedestrian struck and killed on I-49 near Cresswell Lane

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OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)-  The Opelousas Police Department is investigating the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 49.

According to Opelousas Police Chief Donald Thompson, a man was struck by at least two vehicles while attempting to cross the interstate near Cresswell lane. 

Investigators believe he was leaving the Walmart before the deadly crash.

Authorities said they believe the man was fleeing the store with stolen items when he entered the roadway.

Next of kin is still being notified at this time, the chief said. 

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