26-year-old Mark Aucoin of Franklin was killed last night after being hit by a truck.

The Louisiana State Police were at the site of the crash on Highway 997 north of LA Highway 70. Aucoin was walking on the side of the road when 42-year-old Toby Ponville of Pierre Part allegedly

hit Aucoin with the truck.

According to the Troopers, Ponville went off the right side of the road for unknown reasons and hit Aucoin, who was killed at the scene. Ponville was not injured, but after the Troopers tested him for alcohol, he was legally drunk with a .08% blood alcohol level.

He was arrested for vehicular homicide and improper lane use. The crash remains under investigation.


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