Pedestrian killed in Rapides Parish crash, LSP investigating
RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - Louisiana State Police is investigating a fatal crash that killed a 36-year-old Colfax man on July 14.
LSP said around 10 p.m., Troopers responded to a crash on Louisiana Highway 3225 at Sherwood Road. The initial investigation revealed that 36-year-old Robert Jackson, of Colfax, was walking in the road when he was hit by a pickup truck. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation, and a routine toxicology report has been ordered for the driver.
“Pedestrians should always make themselves visible to drivers by wearing bright/light-colored clothing and reflective materials,” LSP said in a release. “Pedestrians should always walk on a sidewalk, but if no sidewalk is available, they should walk as close to the roadway edge and face traffic. If pedestrians walk at night, they should carry a flashlight for added safety.”
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