NewsLocal NewsIn Your ParishLafayette Parish


UPDATE: Pedestrian victim in hit-and-run identified

Fatal pedestrian crash
Posted at 10:41 AM, Jan 02, 2022

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have identified the victim in this morning's hit-and-run crash as Raven Charles, 30, of Opelousas.

Police say she was killed trying to cross the thurway, and they still are looking for the vehicle that was involved.

The crash happened Sunday as the victim was trying to cross the thruway on the Northwest side in the 2100 block, city police say.

She was struck by a southbound vehicle, and it didn't stop but kept traveling south on the thruway.

Witnesses told police that the vehicle was a Gray or Silver Ford F150 4D with tinted windows.

Lafayette Police Traffic Investigators processed the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.