Pedestrian Killed in Hearne

By: Candice Vaughn Email
By: Candice Vaughn Email

A Hurricane Gustav evacuee was hit and killed by a truck in Robertson County.

We talked to the Hearne Police Department overnight and a sergeant said 63 year old James Watkens of New Orleans was killed around 10 Thursday night on the eight hundred block of West Brown.

Hearne police say Watkens was trying to cross the street when a truck hit him.

Officers say driver did not see Watkens on the road.

Watkens died on the scene.

Police say Watkens was in Hearne visiting family and had left New Orleans because of Gustav.

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