BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the pedestrian killed in an accident Wednesday morning.
BRPD says the accident took place around 8 a.m. in the 6300 block of Airline Highway near Evangeline Street involving a 2015 Ford Escape and a pedestrian.
Investigators said a 19-year-old male driver in a Ford Escape was northbound on Airline Highway when the pedestrian entered the roadway and was hit by the vehicle.
The pedestrian has been identified as Darrel White, 63, of Baton Rouge. Emergency responders said the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into this deadly crash remains ongoing.