Woman killed trying to flag down motorists on I-10
METAIRIE - State police say a 35-year-old St. Bernard Parish woman who tried to flag down motorists on Interstate 10 in Metairie to avoid a man who was beating her was hit by two vehicles and killed.
Trooper Melissa Matey says Lucretia Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 9 p.m. Sunday.
Matey says 39-year-old George Washington Cummings IV of New Orleans was booked with second-degree battery and manslaughter.
Matey says emergency operators received several calls about a man beating a woman inside a vehicle parked on the shoulder of I-10 near Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
Witnesses told troopers the couple got out of the car and the man continued to hit the woman. The woman then apparently tried to flag down motorists when she was hit by two vehicles.