Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing Airline Hwy.

Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing Airline Hwy.
Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Airline Highway Friday night in Metairie. (Source: Raycom)

METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Airline Highway Friday night in Metairie.

Investigators say around 9:30 p.m., 76-year-old William Simon was attempting walk across Airline Highway near the intersection of Division Street. When Simon walked into the center southbound lane, he was struck by a 2017 Hyundai Sonata.

Simon suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, 41-year-old Trishell Williams, suffered minor injuries.

Investigators are working to determine if impairment played a role in the crash for Simon. A blood sample was taken from Simon and will be submitted to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. Toxicology results are pending.

Williams submitted a breath sample at the scene and showed no signs of alcohol being present.

The crash remains under investigation.

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