LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. — A school crossing guard and Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office employee died after he was struck by pickup truck while directing traffic outside an elementary school Thursday morning.
Sheriff Craig Webre identified the slain crossing guard as 67-year-old Larry Boudreaux of Thibodaux, La. Boudreaux was directing traffic on Louisiana Highway 20 in front of Chackbay Elementary School when he was struck by a truck.
"It is with the greatest sorrow and regret that I announced the line of duty death of Larry Boudreaux, one of our dedicated school traffic guards," Webre said. "We are praying for Larry, his wife, and their two daughters during this extremely difficult time."
Louisiana State Police say the truck was driven by 83-year-old Jerry Matt.
The sheriff said Boudreaux began his career with the department in July 2016 where he served as a crossing guard in Bayou Blue. He was later reassigned to Chackbay Elementary School. He is also a veteran of the United States Army.
Louisiana State Police are investigating the crash. It is unclear if anyone has been charged following the crash.
The incident comes days after an 88-year-old school crossing guard also was struck and killed outside of a Kansas City Catholic school while protecting two boys who were trying to cross the road.