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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Investigation ongoing into pedestrian death late Tuesday night

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


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  • 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.
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