Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department (LCPD) responded to a crash at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 14 and Broad Street on Tuesday, April 12. Upon further investigation, officers learned a Hispanic male, 36-year-old Noel Velasco Hernandez, was hit by a 2015 Nissan Murano while crossing the Highway 14.

The Nissan Murano was reportedly traveling north on Hwy 14 when the crash happened. Hernandez was near the middle of the roadway after he was struck, said a media release.

The driver of the Nissan was not injured but underwent a standard toxicology test. Hernandez was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The crash remains under investigation.

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