Investigation continues for early morning pedestrian fatality

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal car/pedestrian accident that occurred at the 5400 block of Elliot Road in Lake Charles at approximately 4:00 a.m. on Thursday.

The preliminary investigation revealed Son T. Tran, 23, of Lake Charles, appeared to be walking northbound on Elliot Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the accident, however, as mandated by state law in all traffic fatalities, toxicology reports will be performed on both the driver of the vehicle, as well as Tran.

CPSO Sgt. Lanny Roberts and Sr. Cpl. Scott Patch are continuing their investigation.