The following is a press release from Lake Charles Police:
On December 10th, 2011 at approximately 10:45 PM Sgt. John Benoit was called out in reference to a fatal auto/pedestrian crash in the 3500 block of East Prien Lake Road. The crash was called in to authorities at approximately 10:02PM.
The investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2000 GMC Z71 Pick-up truck was traveling West on East Prien Lake Road when it struck a pedestrian, who was walking in the roadway of East Prien Lake Road. The truck was being driven by Cody Thompson, of 168 Lucy Lane, Lake Charles Louisiana. The pedestrian was identified as Duston Johnson, of Basile Louisiana. Mr. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The family of the deceased has been notified.