A Nigerian man, Patrick Ohanta was killed by a drunk driver barely six weeks after his arrival in
the United States of America.

The 45-year-old University of Ibadan alumni was hit and killed by a car driven by the drunk driver while walking home after a job interview at about 5.20 PM, on May 3rd, 2022.

The funeral date has been tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 24th, 2022, his family anounced in a statement on June 3.

According to the police, Patrick fondly called “Pato” by friends was attempting to cross the Curtis-Coleman Bridge on foot when he was struck by the 29-year-old man, David Slaughter.

The Alexandria Police Department said Slaughter was driving on the bridge when he drove onto the shoulder and hit the victim. Patrick was pronounced dead at the scene. Slaughter was arrested for Driving while Intoxicated