The investigation by Louisiana State Police is ongoing after a Bastrop man died after being hit by a car in Morehouse Parish.


The investigation by Louisiana State Police is ongoing after a Bastrop man died after being hit by a car in Morehouse Parish.

 

Troop F Troopers responded to the crash Tuesday 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 fatal crashes resulting in nine deaths.