2011: Second Pedestrian Killed On I-20 In Just 6 Days – Beloved, Please Be CAREFUL Out There ♥
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE
COURTESY LOYALTY SERVICE
Colonel Michael D. Edmonson, Superintendent
News Release – January 7, 2011
Fatal Crash on Interstate 20 Claims the Life of a Pedestrian
Bienville Parish – On January 6, 2011, at 11:47 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a single vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on Interstate 20, at milepost 63, in Bienville Parish. The crash claimed the life of a man from Jamestown, CA.
According to investigating troopers, a 65-year-old man from Jamestown, CA was traveling west on Interstate 20 in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup when, for unknown reasons, he pulled over to the shoulder and stopped the vehicle. Upon exiting the vehicle from the driver’s side, he stepped into the right westbound lane of travel and was struck by a 2007 Peterbilt tractor trailer operated by 44-year-old Jeremiah Gesco of Clarksville, TN.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner.
The name of the deceased person is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Gesco was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was not injured.
Although Gesco has not been cited with any violations, routine toxicology test results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.