Woman struck and killed by car while walking with children near highway

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Posted on June 11, 2014 at 11:02 AM

GHEENS, La. - A Gheens woman was killed Tuesday when she was hit by a vehicle while walking with her children on La. 654, police said.

Chantelle Ledet, 31, was walking west in the highway's eastbound lane with her two children when she was struck by a Chevy Silverado driven by Michael Head, 46, of Gheens around 9 p.m., according to State Police Troop C. Ledet was taken to Oschner St. Anne Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Head, who was not injured, submitted to an alcohol breath test and was found to be below the legal limit, police said. Routine toxicology tests, conducted in all fatal wrecks, are pending for Ledet.

The crash remains under investigation, police said.

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