CPSO: Man struck, killed by SUV in Blanchard


Vehicle pedestrian crash in Blanchard on September 21. Source KTAL/KMSS staff.

BLANCHARD, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A man has died after being hit by an SUV Friday evening in Blanchard, according to the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

CPSO says it happened just after 8 p.m. on Blanchard Lake Drive at Wasson Road. Deputies say witnesses reported seeing the man walking in the middle of the street before he was hit. Caddo Parish Fire District 1 Emergency Medical Services responded, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The driver and a child who was sitting in the back seat were not hurt in the crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver did not show signs of impairment but deputies will take a blood sample as required by state law.

The Caddo Parish Coroner and CPSO investigators were still on the scene as of late Friday night. They say it appears at this time that it was an unavoidable accident.

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