75-year-old man killed trying to cross Highland Road

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 1:00pm

A 75-year-old man was hit and killed last night when he attempted to walk across Highland Road.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Sunday, Dec. 16 at roughly 8:30 p.m. It happened on the 5700 block of Highland Road, which is roughly four blocks from the intersection at Lee Drive.

We’re told the victim, Mark Deshotels of Baton Rouge, attempted to cross the road when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. The driver stopped and provided assistance and Deshotels was taken to a local hospital for treatment. However, he later died as a result of his injuries.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and while the investigation is continuing no charges against the driver are anticipated at this time.

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