NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. The incident occurred Saturday around 5:30 a.m. on Clearview Parkway near the south I-10 Service Road.
Police say that an unidentified person walked into the right lane of South Clearview Parkway northbound and was hit by a pickup truck, driven by 75-year-old Paul McCord of River Ridge. The pedestrian was brought to University Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.
The victim will be identified once family members are notified.
McCord was not injured in the crash. According to police, McCord voluntarily submitted to a breath test and which showed that he had no alcohol in his system.
An autopsy will be performed to find the exact cause of death.