LAFAYETTE — Anna Louviere, 78, was out for a walk to get some exercise Tuesday morning when she was struck and killed by a driver who should never have been on the road. Family members said Wednesday that Louviere often went for walks.
“My mother had gone to pay her rent yesterday, but it was closed, so she decided to go to the store instead. So, that was her walk; that was her exercise,” said Diane Groh, one of Louviere’s daughters.
Five pedestrians and a bicyclist have died on Lafayette roads since January, police said Wednesday, and in the last week alone, two of them have been at the hands of drivers on the road illegally.
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My viewpoint is simply this. If someone is driving illegally (suspended license, legally drunk etc) and kills someone, it should be 2nd degree murder. Since what they knew was illegal, the intent was there in my opinion. I also think if somone kills someone and drives-off, should be 2nd degree murder also. Until they pass much stronger laws against this behavior, it is almost like a freebie to kill someone in an automobile and drivers know they have nothing to lose by driving off after hitting a bicyclist.