17-year-old struck, killed while walking on Service Road in Opelousas; suspect arrested

Opelousas police are investigating a crash after a teen was struck and killed Saturday night on the Interstate 49 Service Road near Judson Walsh.

Police Public Information Office Crystal Leblanc said the crash happened around 10:30 p.m.   

Leblanc said the victim and a second male subject were walking southbound down the service road when the incident occurred.

The unidentified male victim sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a Lafayette hospital.   

Leblanc said the 17-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends have identified the young woman as Diamonesha 'Diamond' Guillory.

During the initial investigation, police say they questioned 40-year-old Brandon Guillory.  A short while later he was arrested on charges of felony hit and run.

Brandon Guillory is being held at the St Landry Parish jail with a $2,500 bond. 

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