At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning a Calcasieu Parish Police Jury employee was killed in a traffic accident in Vinton. The incident occurred in the 2700 block of Garrie Cutoff  Road.

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The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident. So far the investigation indicates that 51 year old Kent R. Laughlin was performing maintenance on the road when he was struck by an eastbound SUV. He was pronounced dead on the scene

The driver of the SUV is listed in stable condition at a local hospital Toxicology test are pending but it does not seem that the SUV driver was impaired. The investigation is ongoing.