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Man killed trying to cross Baton Rouge highway

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Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:19 AM by Russell Jones
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department

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BATON ROUGE - Police said a man trying to cross a Baton Rouge highway died after he was hit by an SUV this weekend.

Lt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said Mark Deshotels, 75, died after the crash last night in the 5700 block of Highland Road.

Kelly said Deshotels was trying to cross Highland on foot when he was hit by an SUV driven by a Baton Rouge woman. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Kelly said alcohol isn't believed to be a factor in this wreck, and he doesn't anticipate any charges being filed against the driver.

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