A Prairieville man died Monday when he walked into the path of a vehicle traveling on La. 934, east of La. 44 in Ascension Parish, state troopers said.

Shortly before 4 p.m., Brad Nickens, 34, was walking across La. 934, as Christopher Bourque, 20, of Gonzales, was traveling eastbound on the highway in a 2000 Toyota Tacoma, the report from State Police Troop A says.

For unknown reasons, Nickens walked into the path of Bourque’s truck and was struck, State Police said.

Nickens was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, where he was pronounced dead. Impairment isn’t suspected to be a factor in the crash, but toxicology samples from Bourque and Nickens will be sent to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis, the report says.