Lake Charles –Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian near the intersection of LA Hwy 3020 (Opelousas Street) and Sharon Lane in Calcasieu Parish on March 16, 2021, shortly after 12:15 a.m. The crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Francisco Javier Lopez-Romo of Bell City.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Lopez was attempting to cross both lanes of travel of LA 3020. At the same time, the driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima who was traveling east on LA 3020, struck the pedestrian.
Lopez sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from Lopez and the driver of the Nissan for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.