Lafayette- On January 18, 2021 at approximately 8:36 pm, Lafayette Police responded to a major accident in the 2100 block of NE Evangeline Thwy. involving a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle. The motorist was traveling north on the NE Evangeline Thwy. when the pedestrian entered the roadway in an attempt to cross the street.
The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead from the injuries she sustained. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor for the motorist. The driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries. The pedestrian has been identified as 28-year-old Devan Dufour of Scott, La. The accident remains under investigation by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.