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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Despite video of prominent attorney's DWI arrest, prosecutor throws out charges
Police identify woman found shot, killed inside wrecked car
Small business owner left out in the cold after thief steals snowball...
Bold theives burglarize cars and leave messages in Pointe Coupee
Holiday Helpers hand off annual Thanksgiving dinner