Female pedestrian killed in Natchitoches Parish

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A crash involving at least two vehicles killed a female pedestrian from Flatwoods.

Troopers responded to the crash around 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 on LA Hwy 1 south of LA Hwy 495.

The investigation revealed Gretta L. Dewitt, 44, was standing in the northbound lane of travel when she was struck by a 2014 Dodge pickup driven by Alexis Dunn, 36, of Cloutierville.

Despite efforts to avoid her, a 2006 Ford pickup driven by Jesse Shilling, 21, of Gorum struck Dewitt in the southbound lane.

Dewitt may have been struck by a third vehicle, a 2000 GMC pickup driven by Michael E. Bynog of Lena. However, this vehicle may have simply passed over her without making contact.

Dunn, Shilling and Bynog were wearing seat belts and were not injured.  Dewitt was pronounced dead at the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office. Routine toxicology tests are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troop E Troopers have investigated five fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in six fatalities.