A Calcasieu Parish resident is dead after being struck by a vehicle on US Highway 90 about 3 ½ miles east of Lake Charles.
Around 9 p.m. last night, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a crash involving a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on US 90 near Manchester Road. The initial investigation revealed 58-year-old Elizabeth M. Pete of Lake Charles had just retrieved mail from a mailbox and was walking across US 90 when she was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling east.
Pete was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and continued east on US 90 toward the town of Iowa.
The suspect vehicle may be a maroon 2009-2012 Ford F-250 with damage. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Louisiana State Police Troop D at 337-491-2511.