Pedestrian Fatality In St. Martinville

(St. Martinville, LA)-Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2018, a St. Martinville man was struck by a vehicle in the 1000 block of Lady Of The Lake Road in St. Martinville, LA. Following an investigation into the incident, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office determined that the victim, James Guigneaux, 75, who had gone to retrieve his mail from the mailbox, walked into the path of a vehicle that was traveling south on Lady Of The Lake Road.  The driver made attempts to avoid striking the victim, however, the victim moved into the path of the vehicle.

Following the incident, James Guigneaux was transported to a local hospital and shortly after arrival, he was pronounced dead. Alcohol and speed was determined to not be a factor and no charges were filed against the driver.