Pedestrian killed in East Feliciana Parish crash
Jackson – Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on May 16, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Hwy 68 north of LA Hwy 10 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash took the life of 39-year-old Clifton Hills of Jackson.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Hills was walking in the southbound lane of LA Hwy 68. At the same time, a 2017 Kia Optima was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 68. While Hills was walking in the roadway, he was struck by the Kia.
Hills sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Kia was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from Hills and the driver of the Kia for analysis.
Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and walking a safe distance from travel lanes while facing oncoming traffic could help prevent many pedestrian related crashes. Troopers would also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists that making good choices, such as never driving while impaired and ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, can often be key to preventing and surviving serious crashes.
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