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Troopers investigate deadly pedestrian crash, driver not cited

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators said a pedestrian was killed Thursday evening while trying to cross a busy highway.

Louisiana State Police reported the victim was hit by a sport utility vehicle while pushing a shopping cart across US 61 (Airline Highway) near LA 74 in Gonzales around 8 p.m.

Troopers said the victim's name is being withheld pending family notification. The driver is not suspected of any wrongdoing or impairment and was not cited in the crash.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner's Office.

Troopers said they could not determine whether the victim was impaired at the time of the crash. A sample of the victim's blood was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation until the results are processed.

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