UPDATE 4/13/2021 10:26am- The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in the 300 block of Marigny Circle on Monday.
When deputies arrived, a pedestrian with injuries was found near a vacant vehicle.
LPSO Detectives learned Sheina Evans, 67, was struck by that vehicle while standing outside her residence and the suspect had left the scene on foot.
The driver, 32-year-old Jose Vazquez-Tursios, was located and returned to the scene of the crash where he was arrested. Vazquez-Tursios was transported to the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and booked on charges of Negligent Homicide, Hit-and-run Driving and Driving Without a License.
Following the crash, Evans was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
This case remains under investigation.
KADN/KLAF - Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office on scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in the 300 block of Marigny Circle. The victim has been transported to the hospital in critical condition. We will provide more information once it becomes available.