BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – For the second day in a row, a pedestrian has been hit in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and EMS responded to a call about a pedestrian hit around 10:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at O’Neal Lane and Florida Boulevard.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, witnesses say a man walked into the roadway and was struck by an 18-wheeler. Emergency responders confirm that one person was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but later died of his injuries.
The pedestrian has been identified as John Higginbotham, 69.
This is a developing story and more information will be shared as it becomes available.
On Wednesday, 63-year-old Darrel White was hit and killed on Airline Hwy.