A woman walking on a highway east of Jeanerette was struck by a pickup truck and killed just after 1 a.m. Friday, State Police said. The driver fled the scene and is being sought.
Krista L. Sedotal, 33, of Jeanerette was walking on La. 182 when she was struck by the westbound truck, according to the preliminary State Police investigation. The truck left the scene, traveling west on La. 182. Sedotal was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.
Troopers recovered a front right headlight assembly belonging to a Dodge Ram 1500 truck. The Dodge Ram is believed to be white or silver. More evidence is being collected and the case remains active.
Troopers urge anyone with further information regarding this incident to contact Troop I at 337-262-5880.