SULPHUR, La. (AP) — State police in southwestern Louisiana are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur after leaving an earlier accident scene.
A news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D said the fatality happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday in the eastbound lanes of I-10.
Troopers said 61-year-old Timothy Johnson, of Sulphur, was walking in the outside lane when he was struck by a 2001 Buick driven by a Starks woman.
Troopers determined that Johnson had been driving a car that earlier had traveled off the interstate west of Sulphur.
Troopers said toxicology tests in the case were pending, according to KPLC-TV (http://bit.ly/176qeny ).
Information from: KPLC-TV, http://kplctv.com