Shortly before 9:00 p.m. last night (October 3, 2019), Troopers with Troop B responded to a fatality
The preliminary investigation revealed Rivera was walking in a southbound direction across Airline Highway. As he entered the center of the southbound travel lanes, he was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox. Rivera suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the Equinox was properly restrained with no injuries. Impairment on the part of Rivera is suspected and a standard toxicology report is pending through the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Chevrolet provided a breath sample which showed no alcohol present.
This crash remains under investigation.