Man walking on highway struck and killed by car in Maurepas

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash that occurred in Maurepas on Saturday night around 9 p.m. that killed a man walking on the highway.

LSP troopers found in their initial investigation that the crash occurred as 39-year-old Amalec Arzuaga was walking in the eastbound lane of LA Hwy 22 at the same time a 2014 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on LA Hwy 22.

While Arzuaga was walking in the road, he was struck by the Nissan. He was pronounced dead at the scene as the result of the crash. The Nissan driver was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.

Arzuaga is from Milwaukee, WI.

Toxicology samples were taken from Arzuaga and the Nissan driver for testing.

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