A man who was outside his vehicle following an earlier wreck was struck and killed Thursday night in Lincoln Parish.

After being involved in a prior crash, a Downsville, LA man was killed Thursday after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 20 in Lincoln Parish, LA.

Shortly before 8:15 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on Interstate 20, near the Choudrant exit east of Ruston.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Chance Perkins, 49, was traveling east on I-20, when his vehicle struck the rear of an 18-wheeler. After impact with the 18-wheeler, Perkins got out of his vehicle and was struck by another vehicle that was traveling east on I-20.

Perkins was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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