Update: Identity released of man hit and killed by a car in Opelousas


A man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle Monday night in Opelousas.

According to officials, 70-year-old Clarence Jones died after he fell into oncoming traffic. The accident happened on South Railroad Ave. near Jefferson Street around 9:00 pm.

Opelousas Police told News 10 video footage from a local church nearby shows Jones falling into the road and being hit by a vehicle.

Officials have not released the identity of the driver and no charges have been filed at this time. They’re waiting for the driver’s toxicology report as the investigation continues.

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