Ivory P. Robinson, a 25-year-old disabled Baton Rouge native, was on his way to the grocery store over the weekend when he was struck by an SUV while trying to cross Florida Boulevard.
Robinson, 123 Live Oak Blvd., was struck in the 8200 block of Florida Boulevard about 7:20 a.m. Saturday by a Ford Expedition, Baton Rouge police spokesman L’Jean McKneely said Tuesday.
McKneely said police do not anticipate an arrest. The driver who hit Robinson cooperated with police, and after a breath test, investigators determined the driver was not intoxicated, McKneely said.
Robinson, who was born prematurely and suffered from nerve problems for which he took medication to manage, according to his aunt, had just struck out on his own, moving out of his aunt’s home and into his own apartment with his girlfriend of five years.
Linda White, his aunt, said Robinson’s favorite pastime was music.
“He loved to sing. He loved to rap,” White said. “Always rapping.”
Robinson’s father died about four years ago, and his grandfather died about six months ago, White said.
“He’s been through a lot,” she said. “I can’t believe he’s gone. He’d always come by. He loved my cooking.”
Patricia Robinson, his stepmother, said he was very “energetic.”
“You could depend on him,” Robinson said. “He spoke with manners, and he was a very respectful young man.”
Robinson was one of four brothers and three sisters. He attended Fairview Baptist Church.
“He was my nephew, and I love him,” White said. “He’s going to be missed.”