LPSO identifies school traffic guard fatally struck by car

LPSO identifies school traffic guard fatally struck by car
Boudreaux began his career with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office in July 2016 (Source: LPSO)

THIBODAUX, La. (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish police identified the school traffic guard who died after being struck by a car while directing traffic along Highway 20.

Larry Boudreaux , 67, worked with LPSO for around four years. He also worked as a school crossing guard at Bayou Blue before getting reassigned to Chackbay.

The incident occurred in front of Chackbay Elementary School in Thibodaux, according to a tweet from Lafourche Parish police.

“We are devastated by the news of this incident. My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the family involved, as well as our Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office family as a whole," Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said.

Boudreaux is also an Army veteran.

The initial investigation revealed the crossing guard was struck by a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup as it was traveling south . The truck was driven by 83-year-old Jerry Matt of Thibodeaux. Matt was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

This crash, including the actions of Boudreaux at the time of the collision, remain under investigation. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.

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