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School traffic guard struck, killed in LA identified as 67-year-old Army veteran

67-year-old Larry Boudreaux, an Army veteran, who died after being struck by a vehicle while working as a school traffic guard on Feb. 20, 2020. (Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office/Released)

Officials say a school traffic guard who was struck by a vehicle while on duty in Lafourche Parish early Thursday morning has died.

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office has identified the crossing guard as 67-year-old Larry Boudreaux of Thibodaux.

Authorities say Boudreaux was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic along La. Hwy. 20 in front of Chackbay Elementary School.

Boudreaux was a United States Army veteran who began working as a crossing guard for the sheriff’s office in 2016, authorities said.

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“It is with the greatest sorrow and regret that I announced the line of duty death of Larry Boudreaux, one of our dedicated school traffic guards,” said Sheriff Craig Webre. “We are praying for Larry, his wife, and their two daughters during this extremely difficult time.”

The crash is under investigation by Louisiana State Police.

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