Accident results in fatality


During the early morning hours Friday, Dec. 14 around 5:39 a.m., the Natchitoches Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen stating that a black male subject was walking in the roadway near Natchitoches Central High School.

Prior to officers’ arrival, Brandon Jackson called and requested an ambulance because he had struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The injured pedestrian, Derrick Brown, approximately 34 years of age, was immediately transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

As this investigation is continuing no additional information shall be released at this time. If anyone has and additional information about this accident, contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. All calls shall be kept confidential.