92-year old pedestrian killed in crash in St. Landry Parish

Photo: KLFY
Photo: KLFY

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) – An Opelousas man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle Sunday evening.

State Police responded to the crash at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Highway 182 north of Highway 358.

Troopers say Dale Britt, 92 walked into the southbound lane of Highway 182 for unknown reasons as a 2011 Kia Rio was traveling that way on the road.

The driver, Corey Jackson, 27, of Opelousas, was unable to avoid the crash and struck Britt with the front of the vehicle.

Britt was pronounced dead at the scene.

Master Trooper Brooks David tells News 10 that Jackson was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and sustained minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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