Early this morning, a man from Marksville, LA was killed when a vehicle struck him and did not stop.
Troopers responded to the crash around 3:00 am, which occurred on LA Hwy 1 in Simmesport, LA. The crash involved an unknown vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian is identified as thirty-six-year old Levi Jones Jr. The unknown vehicle was south bound on LA Hwy 1 when it struck Jones Jr. and did not stop. Jones Jr. was located in the south bound lane.
Jones Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene.
**Any person with information is asked to contact Louisiana State Police Troop E at 318-487-5911.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night should try to carry a flashlight for added safety. A person should always walk on a sidewalk, but if there is not a sidewalk available, you should always walk on the shoulder or if no shoulder is available, as close to the roadway edge facing traffic.
Troop E troopers have investigated five fatal crashes for the year of 2012, resulting in seven fatalities.