Roanoke woman struck and killed in Jeff Davis Parish

Roanoke woman struck and killed in Jeff Davis Parish
Roanoke woman struck and killed in Jeff Davis Parish

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - On Thursday night, a female pedestrian was struck and killed while walking near the Roanoke community.

Around 10:30 p.m. on July 16, Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on I-10 South Frontage Road near Farm Supply Road.

The pedestrian was Kendra Sasha Johnson, 32, of Roanoke. According to LSP, Johnson was wearing dark-colored clothing and was walking in the eastbound lane of the frontage road when a car struck her.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

Routine toxicology samples were taken for analysis and the crash remains under investigation.

A majority of pedestrian fatalities, nearly 70 percent, occur at night. Pedestrians are encouraged to walk facing traffic, use a sidewalk or highway shoulder when available, wear light colored clothing with reflective materials, and to carry a flashlight at night. Additional pedestrian safety information may be found online at www.walkinginfo.org.

Troop D has investigated 17 fatal crashes resulting in 19 deaths so far this year.

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