State DOTD Worker Killed In New Iberia Crash
A state transportation worker was killed Mnday morning near New Iberia after he was hit by an 88-year-old driver.
State Police Sergeant Jared Sandifer says 63-year-old DOTD employee Paul Featherston was standing behind a dump truck on LA 31 shortly before 9:00 am.
"Unfortunately, another driver, driving in the same direction and for whatever reason ran into back of that dump truck and also hit that construction, ultimately killing him as a result," Sandifer said.
Featherston was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office. The driver of the vehicle who hit Featherston has been identified as 88-year-old Allen Olivier of St. Martinville.
Sandifer says an investigation is ongoing to determine if any charges should be pursued by the local district attorney's office.
"I've not heard if there will be any charges," Sandifer said. "Our troopers that are investigating it, will do a thorough investigation and make sure no stone is left unturned," Sandifer said.