Troopers: Pedestrian dies after walking into path of truck

RACELAND, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police said a man was hit and killed after stepping in front of a vehicle Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as Kenneth Hughes, 55, of Raceland.

The crash happened on LA 1 north of US 90 in Raceland just before 7 p.m.

Tpr. Evan Harrell with LSP said Hughes tried to cross LA 1 just as a 2009 Ford F-150 was approaching and ended up walking into the path of the truck.

According to Harrell, Hughes was wearing dark clothing and the area was dimly lit. Harrell was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner's Office.

The driver of the truck was not ticketed. Troopers said she submitted to a breath test and no alcohol was detected.

Per routine protocol in deadly crashes, blood samples were sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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