Roadside accident kills Landrieu campaigner
SHREVEPORT - A woman campaigning for Sen. Mary Landrieu died after being hit by a pickup truck in Shreveport.
Landrieu noted the death Saturday night during her concession speech after losing her bid for re-election to Rep. Bill Cassidy.
KTBS-TV said the victim was 23-year-old Sedestini Monette Fields. Police said she was hit about 11 a.m. Saturday when the pickup truck apparently veered off the road.
The driver was identified as 43-year-old Diane Patrick of Keithville. Police said the accident remained under investigation Saturday night.