Police: Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle, victim identified

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a pedestrian crash that killed a Baton Rouge man early Monday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported it happened on Nicholson Drive at Bob Petit Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. The victim has been identified by police as 65-year-old Carrei Johnson.

Capt. Ronald Norman with BRPD said responding officers found the victim lying in the roadway and the vehicle believed to have hit him. He added the driver told investigators the man walked into traffic.

Johnson was taken to a hospital where he later died.

The crash remains under investigation.

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