Pedestrian Killed in Nighttime Crash in Louisiana on LA 63

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Published December 09, 2022

Pedestrian Killed in Nighttime Crash in Louisiana on LA 63

East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana – On December 8, 2022, Louisiana State Police reported that On December 7, 2022, Troopers with LSP Troop A started investigating a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian that occurred on LA 63 north of LA 37 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash claimed the life of 44-year-old Carly Kennison of Denham Springs, Louisiana. The initial investigation revealed that Kennison was walking in the roadway on LA 63 wearing dark clothing. At the same time, a 2017 Ford F-250 pickup was traveling north on the same road. For reasons that are still being investigated, Kennison was struck by the Ford pickup. She sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Ford was properly restrained and was not injured in the crash.

Impairment is not suspected for the driver of the Ford and is unknown for Kennison. Standard toxicology samples were taken from both individuals and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Pedestrians should always take steps to ensure their visibility to drivers, such as wearing bright or light-colored clothing and reflective material. When walking on a roadway, it is important to utilize available sidewalks and, if no sidewalk is available, walk as close to the edge of the road as possible while facing traffic. At night, it is recommended to carry a flashlight for added safety.

Overall, this tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of pedestrian safety. Both drivers and pedestrians have a responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others on the road. By following basic safety guidelines and being aware of their surroundings, individuals can help prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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