Pedestrian killed on I-59 Saturday morning - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Pedestrian killed on I-59 Saturday morning

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

A pedestrian died after getting out of his friends car on the interstate Saturday morning.

Nineteen-year-old Andrew C. Flores died after being hit by a vehicle on the northbound side of I-59 near Pearl River around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

According to State Police, Flores was riding in the rear seat of 27-year-old Levi Craddock's Nissan Altima as Craddock was taking him home. For reasons still under investigation, Flores became belligerent and began to physically interfere with Craddock's ability to drive. 

State Police say Craddock pulled onto the shoulder of I-59 and Flores exited the car and entered the travel lanes on I-59 where he was then struck by a Dodge Dakota driven by 26-year-old Danny Winkles and died.

Troopers believe Flores was intoxicated at the time of the crash and a toxicology report is pending. Winkles voluntarily submitted to a breath alcohol test and had no detectable traces of alcohol in his system.

The incident is still under investigation.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    McDonald's customers sue over paying for cheese on burgers

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-05-27 10:35:01 GMT
    The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)The plantiffs claim McDonald's has been overcharging them because they have been paying for cheese they didn't want nor receive. (Source: Flickr)

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    more>>

    The plaintiffs claim McDonald's has been "unjustly enriched" because customers have been paying for cheese they don't want.

    more>>
  • President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    President George H.W. Bush back in hospital

    Sunday, May 27 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-05-27 18:34:26 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:03 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:03:34 GMT

    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

    more>>

    According to post-White House spokesman, Jim McGrath, former President George H.W. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

    more>>
  • Water moccasin invades home, puts family into action

    Water moccasin invades home, puts family into action

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-25 18:57:52 GMT
    This water moccasin entered a family's home. (Photo courtesy Krystal King)This water moccasin entered a family's home. (Photo courtesy Krystal King)

    An unwelcome visitor was cause for some tense moments and quick action in the King household Saturday morning. Krystal King says it was about 7 a.m. when Stephen, her oldest son, came into his parents' room to notify them about the "big snake in the bathroom."

    more>>

    An unwelcome visitor was cause for some tense moments and quick action in the King household Saturday morning. Krystal King says it was about 7 a.m. when Stephen, her oldest son, came into his parents' room to notify them about the "big snake in the bathroom."

    more>>
Powered by Frankly