Driver hits pedestrian walking on Highway 14

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles Police are investigating a pedestrian accident that killed a Lake Charles woman. Police say it happened around 4:15 this morning in on Highway 14 near McNeese Street when a man driving southbound on 14 hit a woman who was walking in the middle of the roadway.

Police identify the victim as 29-year-old Shakinda Gallow. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigators later learned that just prior to the accident Gallow had an argument with a friend while riding in a vehicle and took off on foot.

Police say standard toxicology tests are pending for Gallow and driver.

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