Houston man hit and killed while trying to cross Evangeline Thruway, police said

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) A 37-year-old Texas man was killed Wednesday morning who he was hit by a vehicle in the 2800 block of SE Evangeline Thruway.

At about 6:15 a.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the major traffic crash, which forced lane closures for a duration of the morning.

LPD spokesperson Sgt. Wayne Griffin said for reasons unknown at this time, the pedestrian entered the roadway and he was fatally struck.

The victim has been identified as Hunter Hughes, of Houston.

This investigation is ongoing, Griffin said.

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