7-year old girl dies crossing highway near Eunice

EUNICE (AP) — State police are investigating

a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 190 near Eunice which claimed the life of

a 7-year-old

Church Point girl.

The accident happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says a truck driven by 67-year-old Vincent Fruge of Eunice was traveling west on Highway 190 and an

SUV driven by 22-year-old Ryan Godeaux of Eunice was traveling behind Fruge. Hammons says Kendessa Castile was attempting

to cross the westbound lanes when she was struck by both vehicles.

Castile was pronounced dead by the St. Landry Parish coroner.

The accident remains under investigation.