TICKFAW, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating an incident where a woman was struck and killed by a car while walking on a North Shore highway. The incident occurred Friday, just after 11 p.m. on Highway 51 near the intersection of Pardo Road in Tickfaw. The incident claimed the life of an unidentified white female.
According to police, the woman was walking south on Highway 51 in the northbound lane, when she was struck by a north bound SUV driven by 37-year-old Kevin Weston of Independence. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office. Troopers obtained a voluntary breath sample from Weston which showed that he had no alcohol in his system.
Investigators are working to identify the woman.
If you have any information that could help police identify the deceased woman, you are asked to call Louisiana State Police Troop L at 985-893-6250.