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Woman hit, killed crossing I-10 on foot

3 years 4 days 12 hours ago Wednesday, October 15 2014 Oct 15, 2014 October 15, 2014 11:00 AM October 15, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning.

Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m. when she tried to cross the interstate.

State Police said a Texas man was driving a tractor-trailer through the area at the time and hit her.

Investigators said they don't suspect the truck driver was impaired, and he was not cited. A blood sample from Tasker will be sent to the State Crime Lab for toxicology tests.

 

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