Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen says a man walking in a lane of traffic on Louisiana Highway 14 died last night after being struck by a car.

Gossen says that 27-year-old Travis Coates of New Iberia was struck and killed as he was walking in the westbound lane of travel on the highway.

Officials say that they do not suspect impairment on the part of Coates or the driver, 24-year-old Brittni Hernandez, but they will run routine toxicology test will be run as is standard in fatal situations.

Gossen says that Hernandez was wearing a seat belt, and she was not hurt.

The investigation into this situation is ongoing.


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