Shortly before 6:30 a.m., a 38-year-old woman driving north hit the pedestrian, who was walking north near the center line of the northbound lane, State Trooper Jesse LaGrange said in a news release Sunday. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to LaGrange.
The driver passed impairment tests and, as of Sunday evening, she is not facing any criminal charges in connection to the crash. It was not immediately known if the pedestrian was impaired, and LeGrange said a toxicology report will be conducted during an autopsy.
State police released the victims name Sunday night, identifying her as 41-year-old Jalaine Norris of Kenner.
No further information was immediately available, but LeGrange stated pedestrians are urged to stay aware while walking near roadways.
“Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and not walking too close to roadways could prevent most pedestrian related crashes,” LeGrange stated in the news release.
TERREBONNE – A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Terrebonne Parish as she was walking on LA 57 on Sunday morning, Louisiana State Police say.
The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. on the highway at Express Boulevard. State Police say 38-year-old Brooke Hyde of Houma was traveling north on LA 57 in a 2016 GMC Sierra. A pedestrian walking northbound in the northbound lane of LA 57 near the center line was struck by Hydes vehicle.
The pedestrian, identified as 41-year-old Jalaine Norris of Kenner, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroners Office. Hyde was not injured and was wearing her seat belt, Louisiana State Police say.
Hyde submitted a breath test which showed no alcohol present, according to State Police. The investigation is ongoing.