The interim pastor of a Sabine Parish church died this morning after being hit by a pickup while he was jogging on Louisiana Highway 6 just east of Many.

The Rev. Matt Haggard, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Louisiana State Police. Haggard was serving as interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Fort Jesup.

Around 6:50 a.m. today, Troopers responded to a crash on LA Hwy 6 at Melody Lane.

The crash involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, which was traveling westbound on Highway 6 when the 17-year-old juvenile driver lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with Haggard, as he was jogging eastbound on the westbound shoulder.

The juvenile driver was wearing his seat belt, but received minor injuries. He was transported to Sabine Medical Center for treatment. He was charged with careless operation.

Haggard leaves his wife, April, and two sons.