Lake Charles –
Last night at approximately 8:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call near the area of Manchester Road and McCown Road in Iowa in reference to a man being hit by a truck.
The investigation revealed the driver of a pickup truck was traveling westbound on McCown Road when he struck a pedestrian, who was walking in the middle of the roadway. The pedestrian, Marcus K. Mallet, 37, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The fatality is still under investigation. In accordance with Louisiana state law, standard toxicology testing will be performed on both the driver and the pedestrian.
CPSO Sgt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.