Holden woman killed on interstate while trying to retrieve dog

Just after 7pm on Sunday, Oct. 10th, troopers from the Louisiana State Police responded to a pedestrian who had been struck on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish.

Unfortunately, Kimberly Stanton, 45, of Holden did not survive.

Officials said Stanton went to retrieve her dog off the eastbound lanes of Interstate 12 when she was fatally struck by a vehicle.

Troopers said the initial investigation revealed as Stanton went into the eastbound lanes to get her dog, the driver of a 2018 Hyundai Sonata hit her. Stanton died on the scene.

The driver of the Sonata was buckled and not injured. Toxicology samples were taken from both Stanton and the driver of the Sonata.

It’s unclear right now how Stanton’s dog got on the interstate that forced her to try to go get the dog out of traffic.

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