Pedestrian Identified in St. Landry Fatal Crash

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The pedestrian killed in the Saturday evening crash has been identified as 52-year old Wallace A. Trahan, Jr. of Duson.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 8:37 AM

St. Landry Parish –  Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 49 Frontage Road near Turf Lane in St. Landry Parish shortly before 7:00 P.M., on November 27, 2021. The pedestrian killed in the Saturday evening crash has been identified as 52-year old Wallace A. Trahan, Jr. of Duson.

The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed the pedestrian was walking in the north in the southbound lane of I-49 Frontage Road when he was struck by a southbound 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment on the part of the pedestrian is unknown, but a standard toxicology sample was taken for analysis.

The driver of the Tahoe submitted a breath sample, indicating no alcohol present, and was not impaired at the time of the crash. The driver was properly restrained and suffered no injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

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