Lafayette Police identifies victim in fatal hit-and-run crash


LAFAYETTE, La (BRPROUD)- The Lafayette Police Department (LPD) identified last nights fatal hit-and-run victim as 30-year-old female Raven Charles.

Charles was attempting to cross the street when she was fatally struck by an unknown vehicle traveling Southbound on the Northwest Evangeline Thruway—when the car continue driving after striking Charles.

LPD officers responded to the call at 1:47 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, that a pedestrian was involved in the fatal hit-and-run on the 2100 block of Northwest Evangeline Thruway.

Witnesses on the scene describe the vehicle— as a gray or sliver Ford F150 4D with tinted windows.

This is an ongoing investigation with the LDP traffic investigators.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the LPD or Lafayette crime stoppers at 232 TIPS.

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