State Police Troop D says a Morgan City man was struck and killed while walking on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish Wednesday night.
41-year-old Donald Joseph Rock, Jr. of Morgan City was killed around 6:30 pm while walking in a grassy area along I-10 just west of LA Hwy 395. Troopers say Rock was walking along on the right side of I-10 when he was struck by a 2005 Cadillac Escalade driven by 24-year-old Haeven Nicole Rashall of Eunice.
Rock sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jeff Davis Parish Coroner’s Office.
Drug impairment on Rashall’s part is believed to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology samples were obtained from both driver and pedestrian. The crash remains under investigation.
Rashall was arrested and booked on charges of driving under suspension and careless operation along with an active warrant. She was booked into the Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. Additional charges are possible.