At around 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating the crash involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Interstate 10 westbound west of LA 42.
Troopers say Francis Barlow, 78, of Baton Rouge, was driving in the right lane of I-10 westbound in a 2016 Honda CRV.
Lemay was on the shoulder of I-10 westbound. He walked directly into the path of Barlows vehicle and was struck in the right lane, according to LSP.
Troopers say Barlow was not injured during the crash. Barlow showed no signs of impairment, troopers stated. A toxicology sample was taken from Lemay and results are pending.
Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Department were called to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on I-10 west of LA 42(Highland Road). Authorities say the crash took the life of Michael Lemay.
The initial investigation revealed that the crash happened as 78-year-old Francis Barlow was driving in the right lane of I-10 West in a 2016 Honda CRV. For reasons still under investigation, Lemay walked directly into the path of Barlows vehicle.
He sustained serious injuries because of the crash. Lemay was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Barlow was properly restrained and wasnt injured. He submitted to a chemical test and showed no signs of impairment. A toxicology sample was taken from Lemay and the results are pending.