Matthew Martin, 18, hit 31-year-old Sherell L. Lewis Jr (pictured) on US 171 on Tuesday afternoon
A white driver posted racist Snapchat post after hitting and killing a black pedestrian who was removing debris from a Louisiana highway.
Matthew Martin, 18, hit 31-year-old Sherell L. Lewis Jr on US 171 on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports from KPLC.
Lewis had stopped his own vehicle near Pickering, Lousisana, around 3.15pm to remove debris when he was struck by Martin's 2003 Chevrolet pickup.iPhone transfer software
The man was pronounced dead at a hospital in Alexandria and the crash is still being investigated.
'What it appears at this point is that this man was trying to do a good deed,' Sgt. James Anderson of the Louisiana State Police said. 'There was debris in the roadway and he didn't want any other motorists to strike it. So he gets out of the vehicle to remove the debris, and he is struck while this is happening.'
Lewis had stopped his own vehicle near Pickering, Lousisana, around 3.15pm to remove debris when he was struck by Martin's 2003 Chevrolet pickup
Martin was found to have been wearing his seat belt and a toxicology report is pending.
But Snapchat messages allegedly between Martin and another person show the red vehicle that he hit Lewis with with the caption: 'y'all i just hit a whole guy on the highway.' The post also included three sob emojis.