On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, just after 6:00 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash that involved a pedestrian. The crash occurred on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, just north of McDade Street. The deceased pedestrian was identified as 36-year-old Adam Stewart, of Bossier City.
The initial investigation revealed that 32-year-old Stephen Michael Grappe, of Bossier City, was driving a 2018 Chevrolet pickup northbound on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, just north of McDade Street. At the same time, Stewart was walking in the right travel lane when he was struck by the Chevrolet.
Grappe was not injured in the crash. Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night should try to carry a flashlight for added safety. A person should always walk on a sidewalk, but if there is not a sidewalk available you should always walk on the shoulder. If a shoulder is not available, walk as close to the roadway edge facing traffic.
In 2021, Troop G Troopers have investigated, 22 fatal crashes, resulting in 23 deaths.