Officials with Louisiana State Police say a woman walking down Louisiana Highway 104 near the fog line of the roadway was struck and killed early Saturday morning.

State Police Spokesperson Ross Brennan says 63-year-old Sharron Hampshire of Ville Platte was walking close to the fog line on the eastbound side of the roadway when the driver of a vehicle going in the same direction hit the woman.

Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brennan says impairment on the part of the driver was not suspected, but the person voluntarily gave a breath sample to officials. There was no alcohol present.

Routine toxicology tests were taken from both the driver and Hampshire for standard analysis in a crash. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Brennan says they have safety suggestions for pedestrians. They recommend the following:

It is also recommended that pedestrians walk against the flow of traffic say they can see vehicles approaching.

When walking when it is dark or becoming dark make sure you wear bright attire.

When it is darker it is highly recommended that you wear and carry reflective accessories.

Make sure you are paying attention to the roadway. Don't look down at your phone and listen to the sounds of traffic.

It is recommended that pedestrians walk a safe distance from travel lanes.

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