Natchitoches Police investigate fatal crash on Keyser Avenue

On May 8, 2021 around 12:45 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 300 block of Keyser Avenue in reference to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian.

The initial investigation by Natchitoches Police Department revealed that a 2007 Ford Explorer, driven by Juan Chavez, was travelling westbound on Keyser Avenue. At the same time, Brenda Knight, was crossing Keyser Avenue and was struck by the Ford Explorer.

Brenda Knight was transported to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased as a result of her injuries.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for the analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

If you would like to report suspicious activity or have any additional information in regards to this crash contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.


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