Pedestrian Killed on I-10 in St. Martin Parish

Published: 10-26-2022 | Category: Troop I

Pedestrian Killed on I-10 in St. Martin Parish 

St. Martin Parish 
– On October 25, 2022, shortly after 2:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of a vehicle stalled in the middle eastbound lane of I-10 west of Breaux Bridge near mile marker 108.  Shortly after arrival, the responding trooper learned a pedestrian had been struck by a pickup truck just east of the abandoned vehicle. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2019 Ram pickup driven by 26-year-old Ben Latiolais of Arnaudville struck the pedestrian then came to a stop on the inside shoulder. The pedestrian, 20-year-old Ryelee A. Georgeson of Denham Springs, was located on the opposite side of the eastbound lanes near the fog line. 
Georgeson was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and succumbed to her injuries later in the day. A toxicology sample was obtained for analysis and results are pending. 
Latiolais was restrained and not injured. He submitted a breath sample that indicated intoxication. Latiolais was booked into St. Martin Parish Jail for DWI first offense. 
This crash remains under investigation.

Troop I has investigated 47 fatal crashes resulting in 53 deaths since the beginning of 2022.

Contact Information:
TFC Thomas Gossen               
Louisiana State Police
 Troop I Public Affairs 
Office: (337) 262-5880