A Franklin man died Wednesday night after running into the path of a Belle Chasse pickup truck driver traveling on the highway, according to State Police.
Samuel Mitchell, 39, was walking along the shoulder of eastbound U.S. 90 when he ran from a family member trying to coax him into a vehicle, Troop I spokesman Brooks David said.
When Mitchell began running across the westbound lane, a 2007 Dodge pickup truck driven by Wallace Mason, 83, struck him. It happened around 7:15 p.m. near Patterson.
The St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Mitchell dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.