New Iberia – Shortly after 4:30 P.M., on October 8, 2022, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a crash involving a pedestrian on the 900 block of Westend Drive in New Iberia. The crash claimed the life of a 5-year-old female of New Iberia.
The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed the juvenile was attempting to cross Westend Drive from the east side of the roadway to the west side when she was struck by a southbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The front of the Tahoe struck the child in the northbound lane of travel, knocking the child over.
The juvenile was air lifted to an in-state hospital where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Impairment on the part of the driver is not suspected, but a standard toxicology sample was taken for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.