LSP: Man killed while trying to cross I-55 near Hammond

LSP: Man killed while trying to cross I-55 near Hammond

TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a pedestrian crash in Tangipahoa Parish that claimed the life of a Hammond man. The crash occurred Friday at 10:35 p.m. on Interstate 55, two miles north of Hammond. The crash claimed the life of 24-year-old Archie Corsley Powell IV of Hammond.

According to police, Powell was involved in a single vehicle crash on the right should of the interstate at milepost 34.5.

Powell got out of his vehicle and for reasons still under investigation, he ran across both lanes of traffic to get to the left shoulder. He then tried to run back but was struck in the right lane by a car 31-year-old Destiny L. Cooper of Slidell.

Powell landed in the left lane, where he was then struck by a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 36-year-old Shadrienne A. Tate of Independence.

Powell was pronounced dead on the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.

Police say that both Cooper and Tate were wearing their seat belts and were not hurt in the crashes. Both provided breath samples which showed no alcohol present.

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