UPDATE: 69-year-old hit, killed on Hwy. 16

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Posted: Dec 19, 2012 7:53 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Dec 19, 2012 7:53 PM

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DENHAM SPRINGS- State Police released the name of a man, killed on Hwy. 16 Wednesday night.

Troopers said John L. Barker, 69, was hit and killed.

The accident happened about 7:30 p.m. near Eastover Blvd. Eastover is between Petes Hwy. and Wax Rd.

Investigators said Barker walked into the highway, and into the path of a van. The driver of the van swerved to avoid him, but wasn't able to troopers said.

Barker may have been impaired, and a toxicology test will be performed. Troopers do not believe the driver was impaired.

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