Pedestrian struck, killed in West Baton Rouge

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A Livonia man was killed Thursday evening when he was hit while trying to cross LA 1.

State Police say Emmanuelle Stewart, 36, walked directly into a vehicle's path, causing the accident.

The crash happened just before 7 p.m.

Troopers suspect Stewart was impaired at the time of the crash.  A toxicology sample has been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The driver of the car that struck Stewart was cited for driving without a license.  State Police do not believe she was impaired.

The crash is still under investigation.

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