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Two pedestrians killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

1 year 4 months 1 week ago August 01, 2015 Aug 1, 2015 Saturday, August 01 2015 August 01, 2015 11:47 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

HUSSER, La. - Two female pedestrians were killed after being struck by a vehicle on LA 1062 Saturday morning.

Charlotte Woods Ross, 32, and Angel Simmons, 28, were walking in the center of LA 1062’s eastbound travel lane around 4 a.m., when a vehicle being driven by Katy Robertson, 26, struck both people.

According to State Police, Robertson left the scene and called a friend for help. She told the friend that she had hit a deer.

Robertson's friend returned to the scene to discover the bodies of the victims. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

Robertson was placed under arrest under suspicion of DWI. She provided a voluntary breath sample, which was .135% BAC. 

She was subsequently booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on two counts of Vehicular Homicide.

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