Fatal crash claims life of pedestrian on US 90

Photo: MGN
Photo: MGN

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY)— A Mississippi pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash on US 90 in Iberia Parish, authorities said.

Master Trooper Brooks David said the initial investigation led to determine that a 2006 Volvo SUV driven by a 28-year-old from New Orleans was traveling eastbound on US 90.

The victim, Jason Newburn of Hattiesburg Mississippi was walking south, across the highway in the eastbound lane when he was struck, according to a news release.

Newburn was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office.

David said the driver of the vehicle and the victim had blood samples taken to be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. He added that the driver submitted to a chemical breath test and was not impaired.

The investigation is ongoing.

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