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A 47-year-old wheelchair-bound man trying to cross a Livingston Parish highway was struck and killed by a car driven by his nephew on Friday night, according to Louisiana State Police.

Jerry Schenk was crossing the northbound lane of Highway 441 in a wheelchair when a 1995 Buick LeSabre driven by Perry Schenk crashed into him, authorities said.

Officials believe the crash was an accident.

Jerry Schenk was pronounced dead at the scene; Perry Schenk, 34, was not injured.

State Police said it's unclear if impairment factored into the crash, and a toxicology report will be conducted.