A Coushatta man has died after he was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on Louisiana Highway 4.

State Police issue the following release:

Shortly after 11:50 p.m. on Thursday June 30, 2016, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 4 approximately 1 mile east of Louisiana Highway 9 that involved a pedestrian.

The initial investigation revealed 21-year-old Joshua Austin of Jonesboro, LA was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado east on LA 4 when the vehicle struck 18-year-old Josiah Speir of Coushatta, LA who was walking in the eastbound lane of travel.

Speir was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s Office.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.