A Walker man driving a pickup Wednesday night on La. 16 in Livingston Parish struck and killed a pedestrian, Louisiana State Police said.
The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m., according to a State Police news release.
An investigation revealed that a 2006 Toyota pickup, driven by 46-year-old James Cowell, was traveling south on La. 16 in the outside southbound lane when it struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was lying in the southbound lane before he was struck by the pickup.
Denham Springs resident Darwin Carson, 47, was pronounced dead by the Livingston Parish Coroner’s office at the scene.
Carson was identified through fingerprint analysis performed by State Police Crime Lab technicians.
Cowell was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was not injured. Impairment was not a factor on Cowell’s part. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor for Carson, but troopers have submitted a sample of his blood to the State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis.
No charges have been filed in connection with the crash.