Lake Charles –
Last night at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in the 1200 block of I-10 Mobile Village Road in Iowa in reference to two men being hit by a car.
The investigation revealed the driver of a pickup truck was traveling northbound on I-10 Mobile Village road when he crossed the center line and struck two pedestrians, who were walking in the southbound lane. One of the pedestrians was airlifted to Lafayette where he was treated and released. The other pedestrian, Christol Doucett, Jr., 21, Iowa, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The fatality is still under investigation. Charges on the driver are pending the results of toxicology report, which is mandated by state law.
CPSO Sgt. Bryan Guth is the lead investigator on this case.