60-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Plaquemine

60-year-old pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Plaquemine
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PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - A 60-year-old man died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking on a busy roadway in Iberville Parish.

According to the Louisiana State Police, the crash happened at roughly 9 a.m. on LA 1 just south of LA 75 in Plaquemine.

The pedestrian, Lionel Asberry, was taken to hospital after he was hit by a truck that was traveling in the southbound lane.

Investigators say Asberry ran into the path of the truck.

Asberry later died as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the truck was properly restrained and was uninjured. Investigators do not suspect impairment to be a factor, but a blood sample was taken from both the driver and Asberry.

The crash remains under investigation.

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