Pedestrian struck and killed on I-10 west of Roanoke

Pedestrian struck and killed on I-10 west of Roanoke
Haeven Nicole Rashall (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

ROANOKE, LA (KPLC) - A pedestrian was stuck and killed on I-10 west of Roanoke in Jeff Davis Parish, according to Trooper Derek Senegal, public information officer for Louisiana State Police Troop D.

State police responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian around 6:30 p.m. on March 13, Senegal says. The crash took the life of Donald Joseph Rock Jr., 41, of Morgan City.

After investigating, state police learned that Rock was walking west on the right side of I-10 in the grassy area, Senegal says. For reasons unknown, a 2005 Cadillac Escalade driven by Haeven Nicole Rashall, 24, of Eunice, ran off the right side shoulder of the roadway and struck Rock.

Senegal says Rock suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jeff Davis Coroner’s Office.

LSP suspects Rashall could have been impaired by drugs. Toxicology samples were obtained from the driver and the pedestrian and will be submitted for analysis.

Rashall faces one count of driving under suspension and one count of careless operation. She was also arrested for an active warrant.

Rashall is booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. Additional charges are possible.

This crash is still under investigation.

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