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One killed, another injured in Saturday night crash

Posted at 1:03 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 19:25:35-04

A teenager was killed and her boyfriend was injured last night by a hit-and-run driver in Opelousas.

The 17-year-old female who died has not been identified by police. Friends have identified her as Diamonesha Guillory.

“She just made a video on Facebook, where she was basically pleading out that she didn’t want bad blood with nobody. She wanted to make peace with everybody,” family friend Loquacious Jones said.

Guillory shared a video online of her reciting a poem. The teenager spoke about forgiveness, faith and heaven. “When I got the news I was beyond devastated. She just left my house,” Jones said.

Guillory’s family and friends wonder what may have happened if the driver wouldn’t have sped off.

“Maybe she could have made it,”Jones said. “We have to stand and be her voice to make sure justice gets served.”

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Her boyfriend also was injured and was transported to a Lafayette hospital for moderate injuries, police say.

The driver accused of hitting them, Brandon Guillory, 40, was booked with felony hit-and-run driving and remains at the St. Landry Parish Jail at this hour.

The young woman died at the scene, Opelousas Police say.

Guillory submitted to a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer, and no evidence of intoxication was found, police say. Guillory is an attorney in St. Landry Parish, Lousiana Bar Association records show.

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His bond was set at $2,500. He has posted bond and been released.