SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — UPDATE: A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car near the Red River Bridge Tuesday night.
The pedestrian, a 60-year-old male, was located on the roadway by responding officers and pronounced dead at the scene by the Shreveport Fire Department.
Shreveport Police say the accident appears to have happened when a man was attempting to cross the highway around 8:30 p.m. Police say a blue Ford Mustang also was at the scene and it was determined to be the vehicle that struck the pedestrian.
The SPD Crash Investigations Unit responded and digitally documented the scene and took measurements. Detectives noted the victim was wearing all dark clothing and was walking on a poorly-lit area of the interstate.
The driver of the Mustang was not injuried and voluntarily submitted to chemical testing. No impairment was immediately suspected.
The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office took custody of the body and an autopsy will be performed.