Louisiana man killed near New Canton tavern

Louisiana man killed in vehicle/ pedestrian accident.

A 40-year-old Louisiana man was killed Friday night in a pedestrian and vehicle accident.

Daniel Calvin was struck by a vehicle near the Copperhead Tavern south of New Canton, Illinois.

According to the Pike County Sheriff's Department, Calvin appeared to have attempted to cross State Highway 96 in a dimly lit area when he was hit by a southbound vehicle.

It appeared he was trying to get to a vehicle parked across the highway from the tavern when he walked into the path of the southbound vehicle.

Calvin was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation by the Pike County Coroner's office.