Thursday, September 16 2010 11:18 PM EDT2010-09-17 03:18:38 GMT
Can ya'll just speak up and come tell them whoever did it," pleads Latasha Burks, one of several cousins who arrived at LSU Hospital when 29 year old Andrew Burks was seriously injured by a hit and run driver.More >>
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
A pedestrian was struck and killed in south Bossier Parish on Friday night.
Louisiana State Police say the accident happened around 8:15 p.m. on highway 527, west of highway 157.
Troopers say Tammy Owens, 35, of Doyline, was driving her 2012 Volkswagen Passat eastbound on highway 527 when she hit a man standing in the road. She attempted to miss the man but was unable to avoid hitting him, troopers said.
The pedestrian, Andrew Burks, 32, of Elm Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner's Office.
Owens and a second passenger in her car, Kendal Owens, 9, of Doyline, were both wearing seat belts and did not report any injuries.
Troopers say alcohol use by Burks is a possibility. Toxicology samples were gathered and were submitted for analysis. Alcohol use by Owens is not suspected, troopers said.
It was not the first time Burks had been hit by a vehicle. He was struck by a truck at Rome Street and Barksdale Boulevard in Bossier City in September 2010. He suffered head trauma, but recovered. At the time, Burks and his family claimed the incident was more than accident, reporting that the driver of the truck that hit him sped up and struck him intentionally.