Man dies after being hit while walking on I-12, officials say

The Denham Springs Police Department is investigating a crash that left a man dead on the interstate.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 4:30 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 12:36 PM CST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) - The Denham Springs Police Department is investigating a crash that left a man dead on the interstate.

According to the police department, it happened just after midnight on Thursday, Jan, 19, while the victim was walking on I-12 East on the Amite River Bridge.

Officials identified the victim as Justin Summers, 47.

Police said they do not know if he was walking on the shoulder or on the road.

The original caller reportedly did not know what they had hit or what had happened when they stopped and made a phone call from a nearby convenience store, added police.

Police said they found duffle bags when they arrived at the scene and realized it was a person.

He suffered fatal injuries, and the coroner was called, according to law enforcement.

Louisiana State Police, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the East Side Fire Department also responded to the crash.

I-12 at the Amite River Bridge was temporarily shut down due to the accident and reopened around 3:45 a.m.

CLICK HERE FOR LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Click here to report a typo.