State Police are trying to identify a pedestrian who was killed after being struck by two cars on U.S. 51 in Tangipahoa Parish on Monday night.
About 11 p.m., an Altima traveling south on the highway near La. 1064 hit a man walking in the opposite direction, throwing the pedestrian into a northbound lane, where he was hit again by another vehicle, which fled the scene, troopers wrote in a news release.
The driver of the Altima braked and tried to swerve out of the way of the pedestrian before the crash, State Police wrote. He also submitted to an alcohol test and registered under the legal limit for driving and will not be charged in connection with the crash, Trooper First Class Dustin Dwight said.
Authorities are still working to identify the pedestrian as well as the driver of the second car, described as a brown, early-2000s model compact car. That driver could face charges such as hit-and-run or failure to report a crash, Dwight said.