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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Pedestrian dies after being struck

Pedestrian dies after being struck

Shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday evening, a pedestrian was struck and killed as she crossed LA 657 in Larose.

The investigation revealed that a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east on LA 657 approaching LA 1.

As the truck, driven by Jace Griffin, 26, of Galliano, traveled east on LA 657, a pedestrian walked out into the path of the vehicle. The Silverado was unable to avoid the pedestrian in time and struck the woman who was later identified as Joann Preston, age 55, of Larose.

Preston, who was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

Griffin, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash.

Griffin submitted to a breath test and was cleared of any alcohol involvement. Impairment is unknown at this time for Preston and routine toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.