LAFOURCHE PARISH -- Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a Louisiana State Trooper.
According to Louisiana State Police, 33-year-old Raymond Taylor was struck and killed by an LSP vehicle on LA 1 near LA 3235 in Lafourche Parish on Friday night.
The preliminary investigation shows Taylor was walking south in the southbound lane of LA 1 while a fully marked LSP Chevrolet Tahoe approached from the north. Police say Taylor entered the path of the patrol vehicle for unknown reasons and, despite the officers attempt to swerve away, was struck.
Taylor was taken to Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Cut Off by EMS, where he died.
Police suspect impairment on Taylor's part. State police say the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office was contacted about Taylor walking in the roadway prior to the crash. Standard toxicology tests are pending.
LSP also reported that the area was dark and Taylor was wearing dark blue jeans with no shirt.
The crash is being investigated by a State Police shift lieutenant, and remains under investigation.