Fatal crash involving pedestrian in Calcasieu Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Fatal crash involving pedestrian in Calcasieu Parish

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The following is a press release from State Police Troop D:

On May 4, 2012, at 10:21 p.m., troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on Louisiana Highway 14 near Fruge Road in Calcasieu Parish that claimed the life of a man from Welsh, Louisiana.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a truck pulling a camper was stopped on the westbound right shoulder of LA 14 after experiencing a mechanical breakdown.  A second vehicle was being used to "jump start" the disabled truck and was parked in front of the disabled truck.  A passenger in that second vehicle, 45-year-old Mitchell Paul Durio of Welsh, LA, walked to the rear of the camper to flag traffic.  

While attempting to flag traffic, Durio was struck by 2012 Nissan driven by 91-year-old Arthur Leger of Lake Charles.  Durio was transported to a Lake Charles hospital where he later died.  

Leger's vehicle also struck the camper.  Leger, who was wearing his seatbelt, was transported to a Lake Charles hospital with minor injuries.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.  No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.

Safety is a shared responsibility for all road users, including drivers and pedestrians.  A majority of pedestrian fatalities, nearly 70 percent, occur at night.  Pedestrians are encouraged to wear light colored clothing, reflective materials, and to carry a flashlight at night.  Drivers are encouraged to obey traffic laws, be alert, and to watch for pedestrians at all times.

Copyright 2012 KPLC. All rights reserved.

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