Lafayette police ID woman killed by alleged drunk driver on Evangeline Thruway


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Lafayette police have identified the woman who was killed Saturday night in a crash with a suspected drunk driver on the Evangeline Thruway Frontage Road.

According to police, 39-year-old Jasmun Ozenne was waiting to cross the roadway with her three children when she was struck by a vehicle driven by 60-year-old Preston Edward, of Lafayette.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Her 6-year-old son was also struck and killed.

According to police, Edward was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count OWI and was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with a $155k bond.

Ozenne’s two surviving children were taken to the hospital for observation.

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