Man dies after getting hit by vehicle in Tigerland area

Man dies after getting hit by vehicle in Tigerland area
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man hit by a vehicle in the Tigerland area early Sunday morning has died from his injuries, according to Louisiana State Police.

Troopers reported Blake Cordes, 19, of Mandeville, was pronounced dead Wednesday by medical personnel at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Sgt. Jared Sandifer with LSP said Cordes was hit by an SUV on Nicholson Drive near Ben Hur Road around 1 a.m.

According to investigators, Cordes stepped off the shoulder and into the path of the vehicle. They added it is not yet known what prompted Cordes to walk into the roadway.

Sandifer said the driver of the SUV submitted to a chemical test for intoxication and the results were negative.

He added blood samples were taken from Cordes and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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