Authorities in Iberia Parish are investigating a body that was found in the 700 block of Courrege Street in New Iberia.
Sheriff deputies say the incident was reported by an individual who was backing out of their drive way and observed the female in the roadway. Officials say the female was transported to a local hospital where it was determined she had no signs consistent with life and was pronounced dead.
An exact cause of death is pending an autopsy. The incident remains under investigation.