An Independence woman walking in a Livingston Parish intersection was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night, according to a State Police news release.
The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on La. 442 west of La. 43 at the intersection of Stilley Road, the release says.
Troopers’ preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by 43-year-old Melody Elkins, of Hammond, was traveling west on La. 442. The SUV struck 55-year-old Marilyn Garnett, who was walking in the roadway at La. 442 and Stilley Road.
Garnett was pronounced dead on the scene by officials with the Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office.
Troopers do not suspect alcohol to have been a factor in the crash. However, a sample of Garnett’s blood has been Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis.
Elkins voluntarily submitted a breath sample to troopers that showed she had no detectable alcohol in her system.