St. Landry Parish man killed in accident

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Louisiana State police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that resulted in a fatality on LA Highway 106 at LA 3042 in Evangeline Parish. The crash took the life of 44-year-old Danny Chambliss of St. Landry Parish.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Chambliss was walking across LA 106. For reasons still under investigation, Chambliss walked into the path of an eastbound 2005 Ford Ranger driven by 19-year-old Landon Fontenot of Ville Platte. Chambliss was struck by Fontenot’s vehicle in the eastbound lane of LA 106.

Impairment is not suspected, but routine toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

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