79°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Police: MAP employee hit, killed by his vehicle

3 years 6 months 1 day ago March 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013 Monday, March 25 2013 March 25, 2013 4:16 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Police released the details about a crash that killed a Motorist Assistance Patrol worker Monday.

Jim Gilmer, 68, was killed when his specialized state vehicle ran over him after it was rear-ended by a semi.

The crash happened Monday morning in a westbound lane on I-10 at the foot of the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, also called the "New Bridge."

Gilmer, operating his MAP truck, was stopped in the center lane to remove a piece of chain from the roadway. Police said the emergency lights were activated on the truck.

Gilmer walked to the front of the truck when an 18-wheeler hit the vehicle, pushing it into Gilmer.

The driver of the semi, Davie Coussore, 62, was ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle. Coussore is from Florida, according to police.

Gilmer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the investigation is continuing, and more charges are possible.

*******
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz

Related Stories

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days