Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on Feb. 24 around 7 am on Hwy. 1215, West of Hwy. 191. This crash killed Burley J. Hebert Jr., 62 of New Iberia.
The initial investigation revealed that Hebert Jr. was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a southbound 1995 Chevrolet van. As a result, Hebert Jr. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Pedestrians should always make themselves visible to drivers by wearing bright/light-colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians should always walk on a sidewalk, but if no sidewalk is available, they should walk as close to the roadway edge and face traffic. If pedestrians walk at night, they should carry a flashlight for added safety.
In 2023, Troop E Troopers have investigated six fatal crashes resulting in six fatalities.
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