A 40-year-old Houma man was struck and killed Saturday evening after he walked into the path of a car on West Main Street just north of Bayou Blue Road, police said.
Alixster Winslow III was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the crash, which occurred just after 6 p.m., according to State Police Troop C.
A preliminary investigation found that a 2017 Honda Accord was traveling south on West Main Street in the left lane when Winslow walked into its path, Troop C said in a news release Sunday.
The car's driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured, police said.
A toxicology sample, required in all fatal crashes, was collected from Winslow and submitted for analysis, State Police said. The car's driver was not suspected of being impaired and a voluntary breath sample showed no alcohol detected.
The crash remains under investigation.
"Pedestrians should maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near a road," the release from Trooper Ross Brennan says. "Precautions such as avoiding distractions, not walking too close to the roadway, walking against the flow of traffic and ensuring the roadway is clear of approaching traffic before crossing can prevent most pedestrian-related crashes."
The incident came during a weekend that saw several traffic-related deaths locally or involving people with local ties.
Four people, including a 20-year-old Nicholls State University student and two of her siblings, were killed and two others injured critically in a head-on collision Friday night in St. Landry Parish, authorities said.
A 29-year-old Thibodaux man was killed and another person injured earlier the same day in a head-on collision along Bayou Blue Road, police said.
Troop C; which covers Terrebonne, Lafourche and surrounding areas; has investigated 44 fatal crashes resulting in 59 deaths in 2021. Since mid-November alone, 23 people have died on Houma-Thibodaux area highways.
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