Metairie traffic accident leaves pedestrian dead


METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man was struck by a car and killed in Metairie.

The accident happened Tuesday as 59-year-old Mario Prickett of Metairie tried to cross the highway at Veterans Boulevard and Focis Avenue about 10:10 p.m.

Deputies say Prickett was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver of the car told deputies he didn't see the pedestrian, who tried to cross the highway at an area that was not designated as a crosswalk.

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