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Pedestrian Killed in Vernon Parish Crash

Posted at 3:36 PM, Mar 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-04 16:36:40-05

Vernon Parish, LA - On March 4, 2023, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 171 south of Louisiana Highway 3226.

This crash killed 39-year-old Marvin Bolton Jr. of Deridder.

The initial investigation revealed that Bolton Jr. was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a southbound vehicle.

After the initial crash, Bolton Jr. remained in the roadway when he was then struck a second time, by a southbound 2018 GMC pickup truck.

As a result of the second crash, Bolton Jr. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.