UPDATE, 1/2/22, 12:41 p.m.: The Lafayette Police department has identified the victim as Raven Charles, 30, of Opelousas. The incident is still under investigation by LPD’s Traffic Division.
ORIGINAL, 1/2/22, 4:11 a.m.: LAFAYETTE, LA (KLFY) – A hit and run on the Evangeline Thruway early Sunday morning leaves a pedestrian dead.
According to Lafayette Police, the crash occurred in the 2100 Block of the Northwest Evangeline Thruway. Investigators were on the scene around 1:47 a.m. Sunday morning. A female pedestrian was attempting to cross the Northwest Evangeline Thruway when she was struck by a vehicle traveling Southbound. Police confirm that the vehicle did not stop and continued traveling Southbound on the Evangeline Thruway.
Information provided by witnesses describes the vehicle as a gray or silver Ford F150 4-door with tinted windows.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS