Pedestrian killed attempting to cross Highland Road

Pedestrian killed attempting to cross Highland Road

POSTED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 11:19am

UPDATE: The victim was identified as Mark Deshotels, 75, of Baton Rouge.

ORIGINAL: A man was hit and killed last night when he attempted to walk across Highland Road.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 16 at roughly 8:30 p.m. It happened on the 5700 block of Highland Road, which is roughly four blocks from the intersection at Lee Drive.

We’re told the victim attempted to cross the road when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The driver stopped and provided assistance and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and while the investigation is continuing no charges against the driver are anticipated at this time.


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