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Pedestrian Killed in crash along LA 93

Posted at 9:37 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-08 20:12:08-05

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. - A Lafayette woman died Thursday night after being struck by a vehicle on LA 93.

Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on December 17, 2020, troopers were notified of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Highway 93 near Rue De Belier, according to TFC Thomas Gossen, spokesperson for Louisiana State Police Troop I.

The victim, identified as 28-year-old Shelby L. Wills, was walking east in the eastbound lane of LA 93 when she was approached by an eastbound vehicle. Troopers say driver was unable to avoid Wills in the poorly lit area and, as a result, the vehicle struck Wills.

Wills was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle was properly restrained and was not injured.

The driver submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol present and displayed no signs of impairment, according to Gossen. A toxicology sample was taken from Wills and results are pending.

This crash remains under investigation.

The family of Wills has established a GoFundMe page to help raise money for her children. You can visit that page at:

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