Lafayette Pedestrian Dies on Evangeline Thruway After Noticing Her Dog Was Hit by Vehicle
A Lafayette pedestrian died late Saturday night after police say she was hit by a vehicle as she was going on to the Evangeline Thruway to see about her dog that was hit by a vehicle moments before.
According to a press release from Lafayette Police, the accident happened in the 400 block of the NW Evangeline Thruway as officers responded to the scene just before 11 PM. 54-year-old Benicisa Mouton of Lafayette was pronounced dead at the scene, which is an area surrounded by homes.
Officers say alcohol was not a factor for the driver. No citations have been issued.
Lafayette Police say the investigation remains ongoing.
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