Elderly pedestrian killed In Vernon Parish crash

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 1:00am

Early on the morning of October 8, a crash involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian killed a man from Hornbeck, LA.

Troopers responded to the crash around 5:08 a.m., which occurred on US Hwy 171 at Holly Grove Road. The crash involved a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by Geneva Maynard Smit, 40, of Anacoco and a pedestrian, identified as Robert Edward Michalk, 84, of Hornbeck.

The Volkswagen was southbound on US Hwy 171 when it collided with Michalk. Michalk was walking in the middle of the outside lane of US Hwy 171 when the collision occurred.

Smith was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured. Michalk was pronounced dead.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation. 

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