Pedestrian killed while attempting to cross the Interstate at night
POSTED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:04pm
OPELOUSAS, LA (NBC33) — A pedestrian was struck and killed last night as he attempted to cross the Interstate.
The Opelousas Police Department reports that the incident happened at roughly 3:00 a.m. on I-49. We’re told the pedestrian, Carlos Weston, 32, of Opelousas, attempted to walk across I-49. Officials say Weston was wearing dark clothing making him difficult to see by oncoming traffic. He was hit by an oncoming vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is being conducted to try and determine why Weston was attempting to cross the Interstate.
If you have any information about this incident, call the Opelousas Police Department at (337) 948-2500.