BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of pedestrian Sunday night.
The accident happened just before 9 p.m. on LA 42 in Baton Rouge.
According to State Police, an initial investigation revealed that the victim, 53-year-old Karen Tullier of Baton Rouge, was walking in the westbound lane of LA 42 when she was struck by a 1998 Kawasaki motorcycle.
Tullier received serious injuries in the crash. She was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead by doctors.
The driver of the motorcycle, 23-year-old Devin Alleman of Plaquemine, received moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to OLOL.
It is currently unknown if impairment played a factor in the crash. Toxicology tests were taken from both Tullier and Alleman and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.