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Pedestrian killed in major crash on Evangeline Thruway

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The pedestrian is believed to have entered the roadway after observing her dog being hit by another vehicle.

Posted: Jun 21, 2021 8:39 AM
Updated: Jun 21, 2021 8:39 AM

Lafayette- Lafayette Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. On June 19, 2021 at approximately 10:54 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a major accident in the 400 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a female pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling south on the NW Evangeline Thruway when the pedestrian is believed to have entered the roadway after observing her dog being hit by another vehicle. Alcohol has been proven to not be a factor for the driver of the vehicle. No citations have been issued. The female pedestrian has been identified as 54-year-old Benicisa Mouton (B/F) of Lafayette. The investigation remains on-going by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.

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