Lafayette Parish – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on December 17, 2020, Troopers were notified of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on LA Highway 93 near Rue De Belier.
The crash claimed the life of 28-year-old Shelby L. Wills of Lafayette.
The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed Wills was walking east in the eastbound lane of LA 93 when she was approached by an eastbound 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The driver was unable to avoid Wills in the poorly lit area and, as a result, the Avalanche struck Wills.
Wills was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Avalanche was properly restrained and was not injured.
The driver of the Avalanche submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol present and displayed no signs of impairment. A toxicology sample was taken from Wills and results are pending. This crash remains under investigation.