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UPDATE: Fatality in Breaux Bridge pedestrian crash identified

Posted: 11:07 AM, Aug 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-05 12:07:04-04

A Breaux Bridge man died last night after a fatal crash on La. 347 near Doyle Melancon Road, State Police say. 

Steven Brasseaux, 63, was attempting to cross the northbound lane of La. 347 when he was struck by a pick-up truck driven by another Breaux Bridge man. Brasseaux was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office, State Police said. The accident happened after 8:30 p.m., Police say. 

The driver of the truck was not injured, and voluntarily submitted to chemical tests. He was not impaired, State Police say. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Pedestrians and motorists alike are urged to remain vigilant while on area roadways and pay close attention to their surroundings. Crashes involving pedestrians can often be avoided by following some basic safety guidelines. Pedestrians should wear light-colored or reflective clothing and should always avoid walking on the roadway in dark areas. Pedestrians must also assume that approaching motorists cannot see them, especially at night. Crossing roadways only in well-lit, designated areas and always walking facing traffic will enhance safety for pedestrians.