Posted: Sep 15, 2012 10:40 AM by Associated Press
VILLE PLATTE, La. - A school crossing guard's death in Evangeline Parish last week has prompted calls for a traffic signal at the intersection where the 60-year-old reserve sheriff's deputy died after a vehicle struck him.
The Advocate reports the accident occurred Sept. 6 at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 10 and Louisiana Highway 376 when a vehicle drove into the path of another, causing a collision that forced a car driven by a 19-year-old Mamou woman to spin and strike Deputy John Granger of Reddell.
Granger was directing traffic in front of Vidrine Elementary School.
He died at the scene, according to State Police.
The crash is still under investigation and charges could be filed, Trooper Stephen Hammons said.