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Pedestrian killed near intersection of Opelousas Street, Sharon Lane

A pedestrian crossing the street was struck and killed early this morning near the intersection...
A pedestrian crossing the street was struck and killed early this morning near the intersection of Opelousas Street and Sharon Lane, authorities say.(KPLC)
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 1:04 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A pedestrian crossing the street was struck and killed early this morning near the intersection of Opelousas Street and Sharon Lane, authorities say.

Francisco Javier Lopez-Romo, 55, of Bell City, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Louisiana State Trooper Derek Senegal, Troop D spokesman.

As he attempted to cross the street around 12:15 a.m., Lopez was struck by an eastbound 2015 Nissan Altima, Senegal said. The driver of the Altima was not injured.

Toxicology samples were obtained from Lopez and the driver of the Nissan as part of the ongoing investigation, Senegal said.

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