Student dead after single car crash

January 30, 2014


Staff Report


A Louisiana Tech student was killed after he walked into the path of a car Jan. 23 near campus.


Terrell Daniel Stafford, a 32-year-old senior mechanical engineering major, was killed while walking west along West California Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., said Sgt. Clint Williams, public information officer for the Ruston Police Department.


No charges have been filed. Police said the car was driven by Autumn Hamilton of Ruston.


While Hamilton is not suspected of being impaired, results of routine tests for alcohol and drugs are pending.


Lincoln Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Stafford dead at the scene. Police said Stafford was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crash.


Williams offered this bit of caution to pedestrians: “You want to use a sidewalk when available. If sidewalks are not available, then be extra cautious of your surroundings and at night, be sure to wear light colored clothing that can be seen and possibly reflect light.”


Information compiled by Lacy Camp.


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