A 37-year-old woman suspected of drunk driving struck and killed a Gonzales man walking along North Burnside Avenue early Sunday, authorities said.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on North Burnside, north of East Bayou Narcisse Road in Ascension Parish, State Police said.
Ferika Tureaud of Gonzales was traveling east on North Burnside Avenue in a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle as 32-year-old Gonzales resident Darryl Dean was walking in the highway's eastbound lane.
Tureaud struck Dean, who suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene, authorities said.
A chemical breath test showed Tureaud was over the legal blood alcohol content limit. She was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide, State Police said.
Police said it's unclear if Dean was impaired. A toxicology sample was taken from him for analysis.