Man walking on highway dies after getting hit by truck

LORANGER, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a 26-year-old man died after getting hit by a truck Monday night.

The victim was identified as Charles Favre of Springfield.

Louisiana State Police said the accident happened on LA 445 near LA 40 in Loranger around 9 p.m. Troopers added Favre was walking on the highway in an area without any street lights.

According to investigators, Favre was hit from behind by a 2010 Toyota pickup. They said the impact threw the victim into a nearby ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.

LSP reported the driver submitted to a breath alcohol test and showed no signs of having liquor in his system. No charges were filed.

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