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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on November 20, 2014 at approximately 1:23 p.m. Deputies responded to a pedestrian having been struck by a vehicle at the 1200 block of Jane Street, New Iberia.Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to the incident and learned that a female, age 72, was struck by a vehicle as the female was attempting to cross the roadway at the 1200 block of Jane Street.The female was then transported to a local hospital where it was determine that the she had no signs consistent with life and was pronounced dead.The incident is currently under investigation and the identity of the victim is not being released until the next of kin can be notified.