Pedestrian Killed in Rapides Parish Crash
Rapides Parish – On March 29, 2023, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 71 near Little John Lane. This crash killed 76-year-old Rosary P. Anders of Dry Prong.
The initial investigation revealed that Anders was walking in the roadway when she was struck by a northbound 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage. As a result, Anders sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Pedestrians should always make themselves visible to drivers by wearing bright/light-colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians should always walk on a sidewalk, but if no sidewalk is available, they should walk as close to the roadway edge and face traffic. If pedestrians walk at night, they should carry a flashlight for added safety.
In 2023, Troop E Troopers have investigated 14 fatal crashes resulting in 15 fatalities.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0912