Plaquemine man struck, killed by pickup on Hwy 405
PLAQUEMINE –Police say a Plaquemine man walking on LA 405 died after being struck by a pickup truck Tuesday morning.
Louisiana State Police said 25-year-old Jermaine Taylor, wearing all black clothing, was walking in the northbound lane of LA 405 shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday.
According to investigators, 28-year-old Kane Ourso was driving a pickup southbound on the same road. Troopers said Ourso moved into the northbound lane to pass a slow moving vehicle and struck Taylor.
Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iberville Parish Coroner’s Office.
State Police took blood samples from Taylor and gave Ourso a breath test at the scene. Police do not suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash.