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A Lafayette man was struck by a vehicle and killed while attempting to help an injured cat Friday night.

Lafayette Police Department officers were called to the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Bonin Road around 8:30 p.m. Friday after a man was struck by a vehicle. Officers determined the man, 57-year-old Dwayne Higdon, was hit by a passing vehicle while attempting to remove an injured cat from the road. The cat had been struck by a different vehicle, Lafayette Police spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green said.

Higdon was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, she said.

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