A pedestrian on Interstate 12 near Jefferson Highway was struck by an 18-wheeler truck and killed Thursday morning, Baton Rouge police said. The 34-year-old man died at the scene of the accident, which occurred around 10:45 a.m. on I-12 eastbound, police said.
Cpl. Don Coppola, a police spokesman, said the man committed suicide. Coppola said he would not release the man’s name.
Police urged anyone with any information on the incident to contact investigators at (225) 389-7819.