Pedestrian killed in Denham Springs

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - An elderly man was struck and killed Wednesday evening on LA 16 in Denham Springs.

State Police say John Barker, 69, was trying to cross the road near Eastover Blvd. when he stepped into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m.

Troopers say they suspect Barker was impaired at the time of the accident.  Impairment is not suspected on the part of the driver.  Toxicology samples from both have been sent to the State Police Crime Lab for testing.

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