Lafayette- Lafayette Police responded to a major accident in the 3100 block of the NE Evangeline Thwy. Service Road involving two pedestrians on May 28, 2021 at approximately 12:27 am,. Upon arrival officers located the two pedestrians who were struck by a vehicle. The female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and the male pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Both pedestrians entered the roadway for unknown reasons. Alcohol was not a factor for the driver of the vehicle involved and no injuries to report. The female pedestrian has been identified as 18-year-old Ashanti Granger of Opelousas. The male pedestrian has been identified as 26-year-old Odis King of Opelousas. The investigation remains on-going by the Lafayette Police Traffic Unit.