A car driving along Louisiana Highway 165 struck three road workers and a parked truck on the afternoon of Dec. 16, injuring all three. One of the workers died later that evening, and Louisiana State Police cited the driver of the car for careless operation of a vehicle. A toxicology sample was submitted for analysis, but as of Dec. 19 the driver's impairment was unknown, and the crash remained under investigation.
The three workers were performing road repairs in Caldwell Parish on Highway 165, not far from the intersection with Highway 847. The workers had parked a 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck in the outside lane on the northerly side of the highway. An arrow board was mounted in the back of the truck, directing traffic to move to the inside lane and avoid the workers. A few minutes after 4 p.m., a Columbia woman 42 years of age driving north along Highway 165 in a Cadillac ATS attempted to move from the outside to the inside lane. Before she was able to switch lanes, however, she struck the parked Chevrolet and all three of the workers.
Emergency personnel transported two of the workers to a nearby hospital to be treated for moderate injuries. The third worker suffered serious injury and was airlifted to an Alexandria hospital. Some hours later, in the evening of Dec. 16, the worker died. He was identified as a man 30 years of age from the town of West Monroe.
The family of an individual who has been killed by a motor vehicle in a case such as this may wish to contact a personal injury and wrongful death attorney. Such an attorney may be able to provide legal advice and recommend the best course of action to take.
Source: The Franklin Sun , "Construction worker killed in Caldwell Parish crash ", December 19, 2014