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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Bastrop man dies after being struck by truck

  • 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.


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  • 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.

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