Pedestrian killed in Rapides accident
On Thursday evening, November 19, a single vehicle crash killed a pedestrian from New Boston, Texas.
Troopers responded to the crash around 9:15 p.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 1207 at Sherry Lane. The crash involved a 1987 Ford pickup, driven by Dylan T. Mann, age 18, of Deville, and a pedestrian, identified as David B. McDougald, age 38. The Ford was southbound on LA Hwy 1207 when it collided with McDougald. He was walking in the southbound lane wearing blue jeans and a navy blue sweatshirt.
Mann was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
McDougald was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night should try to carry a flashlight for added safety. A person should always walk on a sidewalk, but if there is not a sidewalk available, you should always walk on the shoulder or if no shoulder is available, as close to the roadway edge facing traffic.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 41 fatal crashes in 2015, resulting in 48 fatalities.