(Golden Meadow, La.) A fatal crash on LA 1 near LA 3235 in Lafourche Parish has taken the life of 33 year old Raymond Taylor of Golden Meadow.
According to State Police, a preliminary investigation indicates that Taylor was walking in the southbound lane of LA 1 as a fully marked State Police vehicle was approaching.
Police say for unknown reasons Taylor entered the path of the patrol vehicle and was struck.
He was transported to Lady of the Sea General Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to police.
Impairment is suspected as a factor on the part of Taylor, and standard toxicology reports are pending.
The Trooper was wearing a seat belt and was uninjured.
Police say the portion of the highway where the crash occurred was dark, and Taylor was wearing dark colored blue jeans with no shirt on.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office was contacted about Taylor walking in the roadway prior to the crash.
Deputies were responding to the area when the crash occurred. The crash is being investigated by a State Police shift lieutenant, and remains under investigation.