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State Police: Pedestrian killed in St. Landry Parish was a teenager

6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago Saturday, December 11 2021 Dec 11, 2021 December 11, 2021 9:01 PM December 11, 2021 in News
Source: Louisiana State Police

ST. LANDRY PARISH - A teenager was killed in a Monday (December 6) night crash on U.S. Highway 71 near Roy Baker Road in St. Landry Parish.

According to Louisiana State Police, 15-year old Cheyenne Cesar Thomas of Ville Platte was walking north in the center of the northbound lane of US 71 when she was hit by a 2000 Ford F250 pickup.

Thomas was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.

Police say the driver of the F250 submitted a breath sample, indicating no alcohol present, and was not impaired at the time of the crash.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered no injuries.

The tragic incident remains under investigation.

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