Canadian killed after getting hit by car on Airline
The accident occurred at Airline Highway south at James Drive shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 5. State police say that 65-year-old Henri Edmond, of Quebec, Canada, walked into the path of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was traveling south on US 61 in the right lane.
Edmond was transported to Kenner Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Corolla, 66-year-old Kay Barbin of Kenner, submitted to a breath analysis which revealed that there was no alcohol in her system. Impairment is suspected for Edmond and a toxicology test is pending the autopsy, according to state police.
"This year, there have been several fatal pedestrian crashes across Louisiana. Most of these crashes have occurred at night, and many occurred in dark areas," Trooper Melissa Matey, a spokeswoman for the state police, said.
There are several things pedestrians can do to increase safety and decrease the risk of being struck by a vehicle, Matey said.
"It is very important that pedestrians wear light-colored or reflective clothing, walk against traffic flow, and cross the road only when it is safe to do so," she said.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Destrehan’s football season came to an end Saturday night with a 23-7 loss to...
The former site of P.J.’s Po Boys in Luling will re-open in January as Fatty’s...
Even though the election is almost a year away, two St. Charles Parish Council...
Officials in St. Charles Parish defend their own restrictions on pit bulls after...
Due to a lack of evidence, a Luling man accused of killing his father is no longer...
New fitness stations that will include bench presses, leg presses, elliptical...
Acadian Flooring America is a family owned and operated floor covering store that has been proudly serving our customers since 1980. Our experienced staff at our Marrero, LA location is eager to serve you and help you transform your room and bring your dé
Brazen St. Rose break-in may be linked to Destrehan home invasion - 876 views
Police are searching for a man who attempted to break into a St. Rose home and could also be involved in a Destrehan home invasion that took place the week before.