A Keithville man was killed in Lafayette after being hit by a truck early this morning. Jimmy Kolb was walking on Highway 167 when, for unknown reasons, Wesley Kaplan hit him from behind. Kolb was pronounced dead at the scene.

Toxicology samples have been obtained and submitted to the crime lab, but it is unsure if Kaplan was intoxicated.

KPEL will keep you updated as this story unfolds.