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Aurora man hit, killed by vehicle while crossing Louisiana interstate

David Joseph Williams died in the crash Sunday evening near Sulphur, Louisiana.

AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora man died Sunday evening when he was hit by a vehicle on an interstate in southwest Louisiana.

David Joseph Williams, 48, was hit while attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near the Town of Sulphur, according to the Louisiana State Police. That's between Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles.

The investigation showed that Williams and another person pulled over to the shoulder of I-10 in a 2014 Jeep. About 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Williams got out of the Jeep, attempted to cross the interstate and was struck by a westbound 2020 Lexus SUV, Louisiana State Police said.

Williams was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Lexus was not injured.

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Impairment wasn't suspected. Toxicology samples were taken from Williams and the Lexus' driver for analysis, State Police said.

The crash was still under investigation.

Louisiana State Police urged pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings while walking near the road, and suggested wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions and walking a safe distance from travel lanes.

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