WALKER, La (BRPROUD)- Troopers with the Louisiana State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on LA Hwy 1019 east of LA Hwy 77 in Livingston Parish. The crash happened shortly after 3:30 a.m early Saturday morning.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Winfree was walking in the westbound lane of LA Hwy 1019. At the same time, a 2005 Dodge Ram was traveling westbound on LA Hwy 1019. While Winfree was walking in the roadway, he was struck by the Dodge.
Winfree sustained injuries from crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The driver of the Dodge was not injured.
Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes. Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that making good choices, such as never driving while impaired and ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, can often be key to preventing and surviving serious crashes.