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Pedestrian killed in LaSalle Parish crash

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LASALLE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- Late Friday night, a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian killed a man from Trout, La according to State Police.

Troopers responded to the crash around 11:35 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 8 near Jena, LA.  The crash involved a 2012 GMC pickup, driven by Marion M. Lester (W/M 34 yrs) of Jena and a pedestrian, identified as James Henry Thompson III (B/M 27 yrs).  The GMC was eastbound on LA Hwy 8 when it collided with Thompson III in the eastbound lane.

Lester was not injured.

Thompson III was pronounced dead at the scene.

Routine toxicology tests are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.

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