School board member hit, killed walking on road; Driver arrested
ST. FRANCISVILLE - A member of the West Feliciana School Board was killed while walking down a highway last week, the sheriff's office reported Tuesday.
James White, 59, was hit while walking along Solitude Road near Heir Road shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday. Deputies said the driver of a sedan, Tiffany Cage, hit White as she drove by him.
Cage, of Greenwood Road, was arrested and booked into jail on negligent homicide charges. She was released after posting a $10,000 bond. Toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted to the L.S.P. Crime Lab for analysis.
White represented District 3. He'd been on the board for nine years.
“Mr. White served our school system faithfully as a parent, grandparent and District 3 school board member,” Superintendent Hollis Milton said in a statement. "He was loved by our community because of his kindness and his positive outlook. We will miss his leadership and we pray for his family.”
White’s funeral will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, located at 7830 U.S. Hwy. 61 in St. Francisville. Internment will follow at New St. Luke Baptist Church cemetery, located at 7335 Solitude Road.
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