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Pedestrian Killed on State Highway in St. Landry Parish

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The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Darrell Ray Thomas of Morrow.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 8:38 AM

St. Landry Parish – Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Louisiana Highway 10 east of US Highway 71 in St. Landry Parish shortly before 11:00 P.M., on October 14, 2021. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Darrell Ray Thomas of Morrow.

The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed Thomas was walking in the eastbound lane of LA 10 when he was struck by an eastbound 2016 Hyundai Accent. Thomas was pronounced deceased at scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment on the part of Thomas is unknown, but a standard toxicology sample was taken for analysis.

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

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