An emotional report shared on Instablog9ja reveals how one Nigerian man was killed by a drunk driver in the US just days after he arrived in the country while standing by the side of a kerb in Pineville, Louisiana.
The deceased Patrick Ohanta aka Pato reportedly arrived in America only 6 weeks ago. Instablog9ja adds that he was an alumnus of the University of Ibadan and a keen footballer.
Louisiana State Police Troop E and the Alexandria Police Department responded that impairment was one of the causes of the accident that killed Patrick.
Police say Patrick was attempting to cross the Curtis-Coleman Bridge when he was struck by a vehicle driven by David Slaughter, a 29-year-old man from Pineville.
A preliminary investigation conducted by the APD shows the man drove onto the shoulder hitting Ohanta who was pronounced de@d at the scene. The driver was taken into custody at the scene.
He was booked into RPSO Jail and charged with driving while intoxicated – 4th offence, operating a vehicle while under suspension, reckless operation of a vehicle, and vehicular homicide.