Man charged with vehicular homicide after a pedestrian is struck killed on North Market

Shreveport, LA – According to the police officials, his name is Kevin Meredith and he was arrested on Saturday.

Authorities say the 23-year-old man is now charged with vehicular homicide.

This unfortunate incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police said the 23-year-old suspect was driving Ford Taurus northbound on the inside lane of North Market when he struck the man who was attempting to cross North Market at the Nelson Street intersection.  

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The victim’s age or identity have not yet been released.

Investigators say Meredith was under the influence of alcohol and transported him to the DWI office for testing, and preliminary tests showed they were correct.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.