Pedestrian killed in Cottingham Expressway accident


PINEVILLE, La. (PPD) - According to the Pineville Police Department, a pedestrian was fatally struck Tuesday afternoon on the Cottingham Expressway in front of Louisiana College.

Gary Lewis, 65, of Pineville, was pronounced dead on the scene.

PPD, Pineville Fire Department and Acadian Ambulance responded to the area shortly after 4:09 p.m. It was determined that Lewis had been struck by a vehicle in the southbound lane of the expressway.

Lewis’ next of kin has been notified. The investigation is ongoing.

The Pineville Police Department would like to remind everyone that pedestrian and bicycle traffic is not allowed on the Expressway. Crossing for the Expressway should always be done under the underpasses off and on ramps.

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