Jul 21, 2013 6:59 PM by katc
A pedestrian has died in a late night crash on LA Highway 358 near Breaux Road in St. Landry Parish.
According to investigating Troopers, on July 20, 2013, shortly before midnight a pedestrian wearing dark clothing was walking east on LA Highway 358 in the eastbound lane. A 2002 Ford truck, driven by 34-year-old Kay Gaspard of Opelousas, was traveling east on LA Highway 358. For reasons still under investigation, Gaspard struck the pedestrian from behind. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner. Gaspard, who was restrained, was not injured.
The name of the pedestrian is being withheld until the next-of-kin can be notified.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash; however, routine toxicology samples have been obtained and will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.