Man In Wheelchair Struck, Killed In Lafourche Parish

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State police say a 54-year-old man is dead after he was struck yesterday afternoon while riding in an electric wheelchair on a road in the Lafourche Parish town of Thibodaux.

Troopers say the victim, Carl Guidry, was westbound on Choctaw Road near the fog line when he swerved into the path of a Jeep Cherokee. He died at the scene.

The elderly man driving the SUV escaped injury and was not charged.

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