LaPlace pedestrian killed on Airline Highway

A LaPlace woman was struck and killed on Airline Highway near Vicknair Place around 10 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 11).

A 2014 Ford F-150, driven by 43 year-old Randy Robertson of Norco, was traveling south on U.S. 61 in the right lane and struck 36 year-old Kristy Zeigler, according to Louisiana State Police Troop B.

Preliminary investigation revealed Zeigler was walking west across the southbound right lane of the highway when she was struck by Robertson.

Zeigler was pronounced dead on the scene. Impairment is suspected on the part of Zeigler, according to State Police. Toxicology tests will be performed following an autopsy.

Robertson submitted to a blood test that will be analyzed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. Robertson was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

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