Witnesses: Pedestrian had head wound before fatal wreck

Witnesses: Pedestrian had head wound before fatal wreck
(Source: KSLA News 12)
(Source: KSLA News 12)
"I thought two cars had hit each other, it hit that man so hard," witness Ruthie Broadway said. (Source: KSLA News 12)
"I thought two cars had hit each other, it hit that man so hard," witness Ruthie Broadway said. (Source: KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being hit by a pickup Sunday morning in Shreveport.

The Caddo coroner's office says he is 34-year-old Roy Hughes, of the Webster Parish town of Doyline.

The wreck happened just after 12:30 a.m. as a vehicle was exiting Interstate 220 in the 2900 block of North Market Street.

Shortly beforehand, Hughes walked into Waffle House with a bloody gash on his forehead.

Witnesses said he left after using a first aid kit.

"When he first came out, he went straight out of the building into the parking lot and was like between two cars, kind of bouncing off of those, then wandering on in the other direction and bounced off another car," said Ruthie Broadway, a witness.

"And we just watched him. I'm like 'What is he doing?' And then he headed on out."

Broadway said the crash happened 10 minutes just down the road.

"I thought two cars had hit each other, it hit that man so hard."

Police say 22-year-old Shabrea White, of Shreveport, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet pickup north when it hit Hughes while he was crossing the busy roadway.

Hughes was taken to University Health in Shreveport, where he later died.

That's also where an autopsy was scheduled to be conducted, the coroner's office reports.

White was not injured in the crash.

Authorities said she was unable to avoid the accident.

White was taken to the Shreveport Police Department's Selective Enforcement Office for toxicology testing and was released pending test results.

This crash remains under investigation.

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