Mississippi man hit, killed, running across I-10 in rain

Published 3:37 pm Monday, July 2, 2018

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a Mississippi man whose car apparently broke down on Interstate 10 was hit and killed when he tried to cross the three-lane highway on foot, at night, in the rain.

Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight said in a news release Monday that 45-year-old Sylvester Horton of Canton, Mississippi, was wearing dark clothing and was in the center lane of the westbound interstate in Slidell when he was hit about 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators found Horton’s car on the shoulder about four-tenths of a mile (six-tenths of a kilometer) away.

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The news release says it’s extremely difficult for pedestrians to judge the speed of traffic on interstates, and people whose cars are disabled on the interstate system in Louisiana should call 911.