Jeanerette Man Killed Walking Down Highway 31
Louisiana State Police were called out at around 11 o'clock last night to Highway 31 after a Jeanerette man walking near the center line of the highway was struck and killed.
Trooper Brooks David reports that 44-year-old Arthur Frederick was wearing dark clothing while walking in the northbound lane near the center of the roadway.
The driver that struck Frederick, 50-year-old Kim Fontenette of St. Martinville, was not injured and neither was her passenger.
State Police says Fontenette had not detectable signs of impairment, and she did submit to a chemical test to analyzed at the State Police Crime Lab.
State Police remind residents that walking on any highway, especially during the night, can be very dangerous, and they suggest that no one do it.
David says that statistics show that nearly 70 percent of pedestrian deaths happen at night
If you do decide to walk at night, State Police suggest that you wear light colored clothing along with reflective materials and that you carry a flashlight.