Louisiana State Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a Bastrop man, who was struck late Tuesday night trying to cross U.S. 165 just south of the city limits.
A Bastrop man has died after being hit by a car in Morehouse Parish
Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers responded to the crash last night at about 10:00 pm. The investigation revealed that a pedestrian was attempting to cross US 165, at about milepost 202, when he was struck by a 2001 Ford truck that was traveling north on the inside lane of the highway.
The pedestrian, identified as 24-year-old Jermaine E. Whitfield from Bastrop, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morehouse Parish Coroner's Office.
The driver of the Ford truck, identified as 51-year-old Walter Bourg from Marrero, LA, was not injured in the crash.
Impairment is unknown and routine toxicology tests are pending.
In 2011, Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers have investigated eight (8) fatal crashes resulting in nine (9) deaths.