Pedestrian Soldier Killed in Lake Charles Car Accident
A soldier who was stationed at Fort Polk was killed on August 23 while attempting to cross a highway. The victim was identified as Devin Lee Olmos, a 22-year-old from San Antonio, Texas. State Police Troop D was called to the scene of the accident around 3:55 a.m. on Louisiana Highway 385.
Olmos was immediately taken to a local Lake Charles hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the 1999 Mazda pickup, Marcus Pettifield, was charged with vehicular homicide. Police found that Pettifield had a blood alcohol content level over the legal limit. He is also charged with driving under suspension and is now in custody at the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center.
A toxicology sample from Olmos is being tested under the suspicion that he was also impaired at the time of the accident. The crash is still under investigation by State Police.
Accidents between pedestrians and automobile drivers often cause life-altering injuries ad fatalities. At the office of N. Craig Richardson, our Lake Charles car accident attorneys hold individuals accountable for their reckless behavior. Call (337) 381-5349 today if you were injured by a dangerous driver to learn more about your legal options.