Texas man killed, hit while walking on Louisiana highway
STARKS, La.- Police say a Texas man has died after being struck by a vehicle while walking on a Louisiana highway.
A statement from Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says early Sunday troopers were called out to a report about a pedestrian hit nearly 5 miles east of the Texas state line. The pedestrian was identified as Ennis resident 60-year-old Saul Zamarripa Ramirez.
Ramirez was walking in a westbound lane when a 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck struck him. The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office pronounced him dead at the scene.
The driver was a Nederland, Texas resident. He voluntarily did a breath test that showed no alcohol in his system.
Police do not currently know if Ramirez was impaired. A toxicology sample was obtained from Ramirez for analysis.
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