Pedestrian struck, killed in Tangipahoa on New Year's Eve
TANGIPAHOA - A fatal crash took the life of a pedestrian on I-55 shortly before the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve.
The incident took place around 11 p.m. Dec. 31 on I-55, just north of LA 3234 in Tangipahoa Parish.
Robert A. Mayeaux, 49, was hit by an 18-wheeler traveling north on I-55.
State police say the 49-year-old of Maurepaus was walking along the right lane northbound and wearing dark colored clothes when he was struck.
Mayeaux was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the 2017 Kenworth 18-wheeler was unharmed in the crash. Authorities say he was also restrained, though it is unknown at this time if impairment was a factor. A blood sample was taken for further investigation.