Houma man struck and killed by suspected impaired driver

Houma man struck and killed by suspected impaired driver

HOUMA, LA (WVUE) - A Houma man was struck and killed Monday night by a driver authorities suspect may have been intoxicated.

Just before 9 p.m., Louisiana State Police responded to a call reporting a pedestrian was struck on La. Highway 24 near Clendenning Road.

Authorities say Albert Williams, Jr., 62, of Montegut, was heading south on La. 24 in his 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by when he drove onto the shoulder hitting Byron Acosta, 43, of Houma.

Acosta suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's office.

Investigators suspect Williams was impaired at the time of the crash. A breath test showed Williams was over the legal limit for alcohol.

Williams was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was not injured.

Williams was charged with vehicular homicide as well as improper lane usage and was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Correctional Center.

The crash remains under investigation.

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