12/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/08/2019 02:46
TROOP I NEWS RELEASE
December 8, 2019
Two Pedestrians Killed in Hit and Run Crash in St. Landry Parish
Opelousas - Shortly before 10:30 pm on December 7, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a fatality crash involving three pedestrians on LA 749 near Legion Lane in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old Kizzy Greene and 41-year-old Angela Broussard, both of Opelousas.
The preliminary investigation revealed Greene, Broussard, and another pedestrian were standing in the northbound lane of LA 749 when they were struck by an unknown northbound vehicle. After striking the three pedestrians, the unknown vehicle continued on and fled the scene.
Green and Broussard both suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased by the St. Landry Parish Coroner's Office. The third victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries. Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology tests are pending. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call Troop I at (337) 262-5880.
Troopers urge pedestrians to maintain a heightened level of awareness while walking near the road. Simple precautions such as wearing reflective materials, avoiding distractions, and not walking too close to roadways could prevent most pedestrian related crashes. The dangers of driving impaired and distracted can also contribute to tragedies such as these, and we ask all drivers to be vigilant behind the wheel.
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs
Office: (337) 262-5880