Posted: Jul 23, 2012 11:55 AM by Associated Press
MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal car-pedestrian accident on U.S. Highway 171 that claimed the life of a Moss Bluff woman. Troopers say a car driven by 29-year-old Rita Rivera of Lake Charles was traveling north on Highway 171 Sunday night when a pedestrian attempted to cross the highway. The pedestrian, 54-year-old Pamela Jean Benniefiel, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office. No charges have been filed and the crash remains under investigation.