NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash in St. Bernard Parish Saturday evening, according to Louisiana State Police.
The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. on LA 46 near Meraux Lane.
46-year-old Byron Bienemy, of Violet, La., died as a result of his injuries.
Louisiana State Police troopers say Bienemy was walking in the eastbound lane on LA 46 when a 2015 Nissan Rogue was also driving eastbound. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan Rogue struck Bienemy and caused severe injuries. Bienemy was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to police.
The driver of the Nissan Rogue was uninjured and properly restrained. Impairment is a suspected factor in the crash on Bienemy’s part and toxicology results are pending, according to police.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing. There is no further information immediately available.
Copyright 2020 WVUE. All rights reserved.