LSP concluded that the 9 p.m. incident on La. 28 East was the fault of Erica Terrell, 29, of Pineville whose blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit for intoxication.
Fields also had alcohol in his system, police said, but it was .018, about the amount of less than a full beer for a 200-pound man, the report said.
Witnesses told state troopers that Terrell appeared visibly drunk before the accident and that she was walking in the middle of outside lane when she was struck by Fields’ Ford Expedition.
The investigation showed that Fields was not speeding, as the Expedition was traveling an estimated 40 mph, which is below the speed limit in that area, and that he was not distracted while he was driving. Fields told authorities that he didn’t see Terrell but felt the collision and stopped.
Several witnesses interviewed said Terrell was walking in the middle of the outside westbound lane and that she was wearing dark colors, making her difficult to see.