69-yr-old killed by truck while walking in roadway

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is investigating a man who was hit by an 18-wheeler around Florida Blvd. & O’Neal.

It happened around 10:45am with officials saying John S. Higginbotham, 69, was walking in the middle of the roadway when he was hit.

Sources have said the man was getting money from a vehicle to the left of the 18-wheeler when the light turned green. The driver of the truck never saw him in his view.

Higginbotham was transported to a hospital, but later died from his injuries.

The driver of the big rig did remain on scene to answer any questions from officials.

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