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Vidalia pedestrian killed in Sunday morning crash

An early Sunday morning a single-vehicle crash killed a male pedestrian from Vidalia.

Louisiana State Troopers responded to the crash at approximately 1 a.m., which occurred on U.S. 84.

The initial investigation revealed 60-year-old Levander Holmes was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by a westbound 2006 Dodge Durango.

Holme was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver, Marcia Bachus, was wearing her seat belt and did not sustain injuries.

Routine toxicology tests are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.

When walking near a roadway, Louisiana State Police advise, pedestrians should always make themselves visible to drivers by wearing bright/light-colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians should always walk on a sidewalk, but if no sidewalk is available, they should walk as close to the roadway edge as possible and face traffic.

If pedestrians walk at night, they should carry a flashlight for added safety.

In 2019, Troop E Troopers have investigated 22 fatal crashes resulting in 24 fatalities.