Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run Driver
Calcasieu Parish, La. - A local woman is dead after she was struck by a hit and run driver on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 9 p.m. The incident happened on US Highway 90 near Manchester Road, about 3 1/2 miles east of Lake Charles, said Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop D.
Troop D has investigated 10 fatal crashes resulting in 13 deaths in 2017.
After LSP responded to the incident, the initial investigation revealed: "58-year-old Elizabeth M. Pete of Lake Charles was retrieving mail from a mailbox and was walking across US 90 when she was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling east." The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Pete dead at the scene.