GEISMAR, La. (August 9, 2012)--Louisiana State Police are investigating a late-night accident that claimed in Ascension Parish that claimed the life of a Texas man.
The accident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on La. Highway 30.
Mark Mata, 42, of Corpus Christi was walking in the road when a car struck him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say Mata was wearing dark clothing.
The driver of the car was injured and was taken to a hospital.