01 August 2011

louisiana state police: pineville la mayor clarence fields involved in traffic accident which left pedestrian dead

News Release
Date: August 1, 2011

Pedestrian In Roadway Killed In Crash

Last night, a single vehicle crash killed a pedestrian from Pineville, LA

Troopers responded to the crash around 9:00 pm, which occurred on LA Hwy 28 East near Trinity Church Road in Rapides Parish.

The crash involved a 2011 Ford Expedition, driven by Clarence Fields (B/M 55 yrs) of Pineville and a pedestrian, identified as Erica L. Terrell (W/F 29 yrs) of Pineville.

The Ford was west bound in the right lane on LA Hwy 28 East when it collided with Terrell. Terrell was walking in the right lane.

Fields was not injured in the crash.

Terrell was pronounced dead.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

When walking near a roadway always make yourself visible to drivers by wearing bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials. Pedestrians that are walking at night should try to carry a flashlight for added safety. A person should always walk on a sidewalk, but if there is not a sidewalk available, you should always walk on the shoulder or if no shoulder is available, as close to the roadway edge facing traffic.

Troop E troopers have investigated 39 fatal crashes for the year of 2011, resulting in 41 fatalities.

S/T Scott Moreau
Louisiana State Police
Troop E Public Affairs
Office: (318) 769-9USA (872)

UPDATE: kalb.com: Pineville Mayor Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
gannett/the alexandria daily town talk: State Police investigating fatal traffic accident involving Pineville mayor
UPDATE-2 funeral arraignments for ms. terrell will be announced from hixson brothers funeral home. main office (alexandria) telephone: 318.442.3363 or 1866.442.3363. hixson brothers pineville, la., 318.640.1678 or toll free 1866.640.1678.

UPDATE-3 kalb's noon, 5 & 6 pm newscasts about the accident.

as of 7:33 pm cdt from their tweeter feeds, both the pineville police department, @PinevillePD and pineville city councilman, nathan martin, @NathanCCI; have remained silent about the accident.

UPDATE-4 klax tv 10 pm newscast: erica terrell is the daughter of cindy cespiva, an executive with st francis cabrini hospital and the step-daughter of brian cespiva, an assistant rapides parish district attorney, klax reported.
erica lynn terrell obituary source: hixson brothers funeral home
updated obituary 03 august 2011
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