Louisiana man dies after being hit by car in Pottawatomie County

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SHAWNEE, Okla. (KFOR) – Authorities in Pottawatomie County are investigating a deadly crash that claimed the life of a Louisiana man.

Around 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 15, troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were called to a crash along U.S. 177, near 45th St. in Pottawatomie County.

Investigators say a 2007 Ford Mustang was heading southbound on U.S. 177 as 56-year-old George E. Payne, Jr. was crossing the roadway.

Troopers say Payne was crossing in a dark, non-designated area and was hit by the Mustang.

Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the cause of the crash is under investigation

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