LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A pedestrian accident on Interstate 210 claims the life of a New Orleans man. Lake Charles Police say it happened Friday night around 11 o'clock. According to Sgt. Mark Kraus Jodie Patrick Williams and his wife, both of New Orleans, were traveling back from Texas when their truck broke down near Vinton.
The couple hired a tow truck to take them to Bolton Ford for repairs. Stranded for the night they attempted to walk across Interstate 210 to get a room at nearby hotel. However, they failed to notice an oncoming car and Williams was hit and killed. Kraus says there was no sign of drugs or alcohol involved by any party. At this time the accident remains under investigation.