UPDATE: 11/28/2021 10:25 p.m. According to State Police, the pedestrian killed in a Saturday evening crash on the I-49 Frontage Road has been identified as 52-year old Wallace A. Trahan, Jr. of Duson.
SUNSET, La. (KLFY) — A pedestrian was hit and killed on I-49 Frontage Road near Turf Lane in St. Landry Parish, according to Louisiana State Police Troop I.
LSP Trooper Thomas Gossen reports that notification of the crash involving the pedestrian was received shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27.
Trooper Gossen confirms the crash claimed the life an unidentified white male.
According to the preliminary investigation by State Police the pedestrian was walking in the north, southbound lane of I-49 Frontage Road when he was struck by a southbound 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe.
Gossen reports the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment on the part of the pedestrian is unknown, but a standard toxicology sample was taken for analysis.
Trooper Gossen notes the driver of the Tahoe submitted a breath sample, indicating no alcohol present, and was not impaired at the time of the crash.
The driver was properly restrained and suffered no injuries.
This crash remains under investigation.
A majority of pedestrian fatalities, nearly 70 percent, occur at night. Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective
materials, avoiding distractions, not walking too close to roadways, and walking against the flow of traffic could prevent most pedestrian related crashes.