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.