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Pedestrian killed in Iberia Parish crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 7:46 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 08:46:33-04

State Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night on La Hwy 14 in Iberia Parish.

The incident happened around 8:50 pm on April 2 near Leleux Road. Troopers say the crash took the life of 27-year-old Tarvis Coates of New Iberia.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Coates was struck by a vehicle while walking in the westbound lane of Hwy 14.

Coates was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office.

Troopers say impairment is not suspected but that standard toxicology samples were obtained from both pedestrian and driver.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing.