Drunk driver hits and kills 83-year-old man on Westbank Expressway, police say | Crime / Police
An 83-year-old man, dealing with a broken down vehicle on the Westbank Expressway in Marrero, was struck and fatally injured early Saturday by the car of a drunk driver, police said. Louisiana State.
Authorities said Curtis Williams of New Orleans was standing on the driver’s side near the back of a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica, in the right-hand eastbound lane of the elevated freeway near Barataria Boulevard. The vehicle’s hazard warning lights were flashing.
Nevertheless, at around 3:30 a.m., a 2014 Nissan Altima crashed into the back of the van and also struck Williams, state police said. He was taken to hospital, where he died.
The driver of the car, Adrian Major, 36, of Terrytown, sustained minor injuries and was treated on the spot.
“Major displayed several indicators of impairment and provided a breath sample” showing the alcohol content in his blood to exceed 0.08%, the Louisiana threshold for drunk driving, the soldier said. Kate Stegall, spokesperson for Troop B.
Police sentenced him to the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna for homicide and driving, which incorporates the impaired aspect of driving, as well as reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.