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LPD: Pedestrian killed in crash on Evangeline Thruway

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 17:01:48-04

Lafayette Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on the Evangeline Thruway Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Sgt. Wayne Griffin with LPD says the victim was waiting in the median to cross over the southbound lanes of traffic at the intersection of NW Evangeline Thruway and Chalmette Road.

For unknown reasons, the driver left the roadway and struck the victim.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was brought to a hospital with injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until the notification of the next of kin. The investigation is ongoing.

All lanes are open on the Thruway.

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