Lafayette- Lafayette Police responded to a major accident involving a pedestrian in the 1000 block of the NE Evangeline Thruway. Officers located a male victim in the roadway and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of a Honda Accord was traveling north on the Evangeline Thwy. when for unknown reasons, the pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway and was struck by the vehicle. The pedestrian has been identified as 44-year-old Troy Dufour. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident and the driver of the vehicle was located near the scene in the parking lot of a business shortly after officers arrived. Initial reports from witnesses stated the driver fled, but that information was found to be false.